Carroll Lockett Pyle

Carroll Lockett Pyle died peacefully on June 5, 2012, at Hospice of the Valley’s Coronado House in Phoenix, Ariz. Carroll was born on July 2, 1956, in Cortez to Frank Lockett and Zylpha Ann (Capehart) Pyle. He lived in Cortez until moving to Arizona where he graduated from Kearney High School in 1974. He lived in Arizona for most of his adult life and worked in the construction industry. In 1984 he married Toni Roybal; they had three children and later divorced.

Carroll loved going fishing and watching sports, especially the Denver Broncos, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks. His children and granddaughter were the lights of his life. He also wrote music and played the guitar. He will best be remembered for his sense of fun and his laughter. He worked hard and played hard.

Surviving Carroll are his daughters, Stefanie Pyle of Phoenix and Victoria Pyle of Mesa, Ariz., his son, Kristofer (Kelsey) Pyle and his granddaughter Nevaeh Pyle of San Tan Valley, Ariz. Also surviving are his grandmother, Charlotte Pyle of Rogers, Ark., his father Frank (Sandra) Pyle of Dolores, his mother Ann Fontes of Benson, Ariz., sister, Lou Ann Pyle of Dolores, brother Tony Ruffo of San Diego, Calif., cousin/brother Greg Ebert of Kirtland, N.M., his aunts Dona Cady of Kirtland, and Myrna Loveless of Rogers, Ark., along with numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Carroll was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Warren “Son” Pyle.

According to his wishes Carroll has been cremated and his family plans a celebration of his life in the mountains of Colorado this summer.

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow! What a ride!”