After Sylvia's tragic death, he was left with two little boys to raise: Walter Clisbee Jr. and Frederick Stanley.
The articles below illustrate the role that Walter C. played in San Juan County history, especially Blanding:
Bringing Water to Blanding
The Blanding Tunnel
Blanding Irrigation Company
Lyman's role in development of Blanding
Father of Blanding San Juan Record Article
LDS Biographical Encyclopedia
Article on Walter C. Lyman home in Blue Mt. Shadows
Photos of Walter C. Lyman and descendants
Kumen Jones biographical comments on Walter C.