Lyle T. Woolley, Midvale, who will be 71 Feb. 12, retired Friday from the Newspaper Agency Corp., where he had been a security guard at the Regent Street entrance for the past 10 years. His pleasant personality and friendly face will be missed.

Woolley graduated from East High School in 1936, worked in the grocery department of the downtown Salt Lake ZCMI store for several years and during World War II was a priority clerk for the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the University of Utah campus.After the war, he went into building construction and became a heavy equipment operator. He was seriously injured in a construction accident in 1975 and spent the next four years convalescing. He began working for NAC Jan. 15, 1979.

He and his wife, Irene, who will have been married 50 years Aug. 16, have five children, 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Woolley said he plans to spend more time listening and broadcasting on his three citizens band radios, where he is known on Channel 37 as "Number 981." He said he has one in his car, in his truck and one at home.

In addition, he plans to continue making hand-hooked rugs - he has made more than 60 large rugs so far - and he and his wife want to do a lot more sight-seeing and camping.