Richard “Dick” Arthur Tyler

Date of Birth

March 17, 1934

Date of Death

August 28, 2017

Richard “Dick” Arthur Tyler, 83, passed away peacefully in Olympia, Washington on Monday, August 28, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 17, 1934 to Norman Elroy and Alice Tyler and was the oldest of three brothers. He graduated from Redford High School in Detroit, Michigan, and went on to graduate from the University of Michigan earning an engineering degree in 1957. After college Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army and was married to Shirley in 1958. After leaving the Army, he graduated from Michigan Law School in 1961. A son David was born in 1961, and Dick went to work for General Motors, and moved to Santa Barbara. After a few years, he went into private practice. Shortly after moving to Mission Canyon, a daughter Sharon was born in 1965.

Dick was a member of the Goleta Lions Club where he has been a beloved member ever since, and was active in Lions Club activities including Fiesta fund raisers, softball and bowling leagues, summer pool parties and annual ski trips. He enjoyed all types of sports, baseball, hockey, basketball, and especially loved watching his alma mater Michigan Wolverines football. He enjoyed taking the family camping in Northern California, Oregon and, Washington with that big green canvas tent. He also played touch football at Dwight Murphy Field for many years, played bridge every week, was an avid crossword puzzler his entire life and enjoyed 1,500 piece jigsaw puzzles. Dick enjoyed a quiet life with his wife Shari, their grandchildren, and dogs in Olympia Washington.

Dick is survived by his wife Shari, and children Dave and Sheri (Bert), his brother Robert Tyler (Sue), stepdaughter Laurie, and grandchildren Kyle and Katie. He asked that no services be held.


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