Lloyd Allen Doyle

Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010

Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident Lloyd Allen Doyle, 70, died July 14, 2010. at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

A celebration of his life and potluck will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 5, at St. Ignatius, Mont.

Mr. Doyle was born July 20, 1939 in Whitefish, Mont. He graduated high school from Whitefish High School. He moved to St. Ignatius in 1973 and to Alaska in 1979. He lived in Tyonek until 1983. He worked at several logging camps in Montana and Alaska. He also worked on the Alaska Pipeline during the 1970s, at logging camps in Afognak, Tyonek and Seldovia. He also worked in the gold mine in Nome. He retired in 2006 due to health problems.

"Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his family and friends fishing, hunting and someday finding gold. The most memorable days were in Tyonek, riding the dune buggy with his wife and kids across streams and on the beach to fish camp and catching king salmon with his dad and trapping fox with his boys. Lloyd had eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who loved him and will miss him," his family said.

Mr. Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Irene Doyle.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Doyle of Anchor Point; sons, Jay Doyle of Polson, Mont., and Tony Doyle of Anchorage; daughters, Angie Ahlers of Cottonwood, Idaho, and Gayle Smith of Homer; grandsons, Blaine Doyle of Homer, Cody Doyle of Polson, Mont., Kaleb and Kyle Marker both of Cottonwood, Idaho, and Travis Smith of Homer; granddaughters, Casey Seward of Fort Shaw, Mont., Mandy Smith of Homer, and Kelsey Marker of Cottonwood, Idaho; great-grandsons, Cole Seward of Fort Shaw, Mont., and Aiden Allison of Homer; brother, Larry Doyle of Florida; and sister, Pat Coster of Great Falls, Mont.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Homer Friendship Center, c/o Homer Senior Center, 3935 Svedlund Dr., Homer, AK 99603.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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