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Elizabeth Barbara (Atkinson) Lytle

September 3, 1937 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Elizabeth Lytle Obituary

Obituary

Elizabeth Barbara (Betty) Lytle, (86) of Carrot Creek, Alberta, passed away on February 1, 2024, at her residence in the Pine Valley Lodge in Hinton, Alberta, after a courageous fight with cancer.

Betty was born in Irma, Alberta, to parents Christopher and Clare Atkinson, on September 3, 1937. She was the youngest of 5 girls. She was welcomed by big sisters Christine, Kate and twin sisters Dorothy and Doreen. She attended school in Irma and rode the school bus. She disliked her name Elizabeth and told everyone to call her Betty. She made many friends while attending school.

In May 1953, Christopher, Clare and Betty made the move to Carrot Creek, where they had inherited land from her grandpa Uhlrich. She attended many functions at the community hall. She met James Lytle in late 1953. They married on September 4, 1956, in Edson at the United Church.

Jim and Betty moved to the home quarte in Carrot Creek and farmed, raised cattle and chickens all their lives. In 1964 they welcomed a son, Todd Sidney, and in 1967 a brother for Todd, named Danny James. Many years of farming and raising the boys took place, until the boys grew up. Todd moved to Edmonton, Danny stayed farming and raising cattle with his parents.

Danny met his future wife, Theresa, in 1991 and they moved across the road to the next quarter over from the farm. They welcomed a daughter, Megan, in 1994, married in 1995 and welcomed another daughter, Sabrina, in 1996. In 2001 They welcomed a brother for the girls, Colby.

Todd met Gitte in 1997 and were married in 1999. Gitte had a daughter, Nikole. They lived in Edmonton, where they welcomed a brother for Nikole in 2000, Alexander.

On August 18, 2002, James Lytle (Jim) passed away. Betty continued to live on the homeplace, farming and raising cattle alongside Danny, until her health issues led them to letting the cattle go.

Betty moved to Pine Valley Lodge in September 2022, where she lived in the extended care unit until her passing. She made new friends and enjoyed all the programs that the residence participated in. She made a special friend, Al, who also lived on the same floor and visited her daily.

Betty will be lovingly remembered by her family: her son Todd (Gitte) and their children Alexander and Nikole (Adam) and their son Tyson; her son Danny (Theresa) and their children Megan (Travis) with their kids Emmerson and Thaddeus; Sabrina and her children Ava, Neala and Remington as well as Colby (Dove). She is also survived by one sister, Doreen King, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Betty was predeceased by her loving husband, James Lytle, her parents Christopher and Clare Atkinson, her in-laws Sidney and Bessy Lytle, siblings and their spouses Kate and Bob Place, Dorothy and Hector Benoit, Christine and Steve Fuscko, brother-in-law Harry King, as well as two nephews.

At Betty’s request, no service will be held. An interment will take place at the Glenwood Cemetery in Edson, Alberta, at a later date, as well as a gathering for remembrance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any local pet shelters in memory of Betty, as she loved her cats and dogs throughout her life.

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