Oct. 2, 1916 - April 12, 2010
Sarah A. Lyon, 1210 N. Elizabeth St., Milton-Freewater, formerly of Weston, passed away April 12, 2010, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, at the age of 93 years. Graveside services will be Friday, April 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Weston Cemetery with Pastor David Paine officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church or the charity of the donor's choice through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, OR., 97862.
Mrs. Lyon was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Morrill, Kan., the daughter of William Henry and Mary Ellen Spare Landes. In 1937 she married Robert Richard Shields Jr. and they had a son. The couple were later divorced. Her life's journey took her from Kansas to California and finally to the Pacific Northwest. On Jan. 1, 1949 she married the Rev. Mark Carmichael in Payette, Idaho, and they had two daughters. The couple ministered to rural Brethren churches in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. The last fellowship being in Weston, where the Rev. Carmichael died on Feb. 22, 1981. Mrs. Lyon worked as an ATT operator for 21 years. On Dec. 27, 1986 she married Don Lyon in Outlook, Wash. The couple enjoyed many years of travel and helping at the Bethel Baptist Church in Milton-Freewater. Mr. Lyon preceded her in death on May 31, 1998. Mrs. Lyon was happiest when doing the Lord's work whenever and wherever He led. She enjoyed having a weekly Bible study at her house, crocheting afghans and making caramels for Christmas gifts. Her home was always open to entertain visiting missionaries. A special thanks to the caregivers at Good Samaritan Care Facility.
She is survived by daughter-in-law, Marilyn Shields of Falls City, Neb.; two step-daughters and son-in-law, Donna and Dick Kerrigan of Auburn, Wash., Charlotte Broughton,step-children, Leonard and Susan Lyon of Othello, Lois and Ben Jemes of Moscow, Idaho;sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, June Lyon of Pullman, Wash., Everett and June Lyon of Moscow, Idaho, Mildred Lyon of Milton-Freewater, Orrin and Carol Lyon of Milton-Freewater; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Shields, in 2009, three brothers and one sister.