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David Michael Lyons

March 6, 1947 August 10, 2021
David Michael Lyons
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Obituary for David Michael Lyons

Lt. Col. David Michael Shotts Lyons, USAF retired, age 74, a U.S. Air Force and Vietnam War combat pilot, passed away peacefully at his home in Monument, CO on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Michael was born on March 6, 1947 in Greensburg, PA to Kenneth James Lyons and Jane May Shotts Lyons. He graduated from Williamsport High School, then went on to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy in the Class of 1970 as the Distinguished Graduate in Mathematics. He graduated from the University of North Carolina earning Master and Doctorate Degrees in Applied Mathematics. Michael was an assistant department head and professor in the Department of Mathematics at the USAF Academy, then a senior technical analyst for the MITRE Corporation.

Michael is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 45 years, Margaret “Peggy” Murray Lyons; his sister, Rebecca Jane Lyons of Harrisburg, PA; his 2 children and their spouses Jennifer Lyons Kretsinger of Eagle River, AK and Timothy Michael Lyons of Redding, CA; and 5 grandchildren, Cole, Jedd, Gus, Penelope, and Evie. Michael’s parents and his sister, Nancy Lyons Dorwart, preceded him in death.

Funeral and Burial Services are Monday, 23 August 2021 at St. Peter Catholic Church,
55 Jefferson Street, Monument, CO. The Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00am and 10:00am. Celebration of Michael’s Life, Reception at 11:00am. Burial at the United States Air Force Academy at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

23

Aug

9:00 AM 8/23/2021 9:00:00 AM - 9:50 AM 8/23/2021 9:50:00 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church

55 North Jefferson Street
Monument, CO 80132

Visitation and Rosary

St. Peter Catholic Church
55 North Jefferson Street Monument 80132 CO
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

23

Aug

10:00 AM 8/23/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church

55 North Jefferson Street
Monument, CO 80132

Funeral Mass followed by reception at 11:00 AM.

St. Peter Catholic Church
55 North Jefferson Street Monument 80132 CO
United States

Graveside

Monday

23

Aug

1:30 PM 8/23/2021 1:30:00 PM
Air Force Academy Cemetery

Colorado Springs, CO 80841

Graveside committal with honors.

Air Force Academy Cemetery
Colorado Springs 80841 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Air Force Academy Cemetery Final Resting Place

Colorado Springs, CO 80841

Colorado Springs 80841 CO
United States
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