Lyle Eugene Egan was born on September 12, 1909 in North Dakota, the second of four children to Pierce and Hazel. He passed away at home on April 12, 2007 in Manhattan Beach, California. During his nearly 30 years of service in the California Youth Authority he was instrumental in making dramatic innovations. He was most proud of the rehabilitation programs he established at the Youth Training School in Chino. He believed if you could teach the youth a vocation, trade, or a skill, that he had a chance to succeed upon his release. The Lyle Egan High School operates at the Youth Corrections facility in Chino, CA. He retired from the California Youth Authority in Chino, CA as Deputy Director. In his retirement, he became a consultant/lobbyist representing CSEA in Sacramento. In 1999, he relocated to Southern California with his loving wife Mary to live with his son and family. Lyle enjoyed playing golf, watching all sports and making an occasional wager on the ponies with his friends. He passed this legacy to his son. His wife Mary preceded him in death in December 2003. His son Lyle Jr., daughter-in-law Colleen and granddaughter Kelly survive him.

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  1. Lyle Jr; I wish to send my condolences to you and your family over the loss of your father. He was a true professional,a humanitarian,and a boss who enjoyed the daily companionship of his co-workers. He enjoyed a good laugh, and listening to others, many times he contributed his own personal story to the mix as well. I know sports were important to him for he always kept me abreast of the Chino High School Football Schedule when you played there,and he followed the YTS Staff Softball team, Champs every year, and I can’t forget Golf he was a true sportsman. I know you are very proud of your father his accomplishments at YTS and the Youth Authority where he left his legecy. Jim McGuire

  2. Although I just heard about Lyle’s passing, I wanted to express my condolences to you. I was priveleged to meet your father midway in my career, he became a mentor for me and greatly impacted my career in the CYA. He was a great administrator, and I admired his real heart for the kids we dealt with then. Both Lyle and Mary were very gracious to me and I will never forget them.

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