Lyle William Allard, 60, of Billings, a retired fish and wildlife biologist, died at Billings Clinic on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013.
He was born in Williston, N.D., on July 10, 1952. He was raised in Thermopolis, Wyo., and joined the Navy when he finished high school. He completed two tours during the Vietnam War, then moved to Cody, Wyo., where he worked as an outfitter and a guide and participated in the Cody Night Rodeo.
After many years in Wyoming, Mr. Allard received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Montana State University. He was then hired by the U.S. government as a fish and wildlife biologist and spent his working years in Vernal, Utah; Bozeman; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and Salt Lake City.
Upon retirement he moved to Billings and volunteered for the Department of Veterans Affairs transportation department.
Survivors include his wife, Patti Allard; children, Thomas Tenderholt, Calico Allard Colvin and Ryder Allard; two grandchildren; parents, Louise Allard and Paul Allard; brothers, Art Allard, Eddie Allard and Larry Allard; and a sister, Carrie Allard Cohoe.
Services were held March 2 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.