In Memory: John Doyle{0}

The Pocatello community said good-bye to a dear friend today with a BEAUTIFUL ceremony for John “The Duke” Doyle Jr. at Colonial Funeral Home.  Reverend Jim led a wonderful service, and military rites were completed outside after the service. The Pocatello POW/MIA group provided a final ride and escort for John.

John “The Duke” Doyle

John “The Duke” Doyle
October 13, 1950 – June 3, 2013
John “The Duke” Doyle was born October 13th, 1950 in Wheeling, West Virginia, to his loving mother Rose Ann Woods. He was Raised by his mother but later joined by the man he would forever call his dad, John Doyle Sr.
He graduated from Pocatello High School in 1968 where he then left to serve proudly in the Marines. He fought in the Vietnam Warfrom 1968-1970 and took great pride to serve with the All Idaho Platoon.
John Married Kelly Phillips in 1976 where he brought into this world his only 2 daughters, Megan Marie and Jennifer Lynn. He worked hard everyday to provide the most wonderful childhood any kid could ask for. He made sure that every kid on the block was part of this great childhood and never left anyone out. John and Kelly were later divorced but not before he was blessed to become a grandpa to 3 grandsons, Quentin John, Zac Doyle and Waylon Tyler. He loved his grandsons like they were his own and helped them to become incredible young men. His one and only granddaughter, Mattison Rae came into his life a few years later and she was the light of his life. She had Papa John wrapped around her finger and he loved every moment he spent with her.
John married Dawna Betts in 2007. She stood by his side through all the crazy adventures he wanted to go on including Sturgis, Steelhead fishing and many others. They were married until his last day on this earth and will continue to love each other after.
John worked hard at anything he put his mind to, working at the Union Pacific Railroad, FMC and The INEL, where he finally was able to retire to do what he loved most, Volunteering. He set his mind to helping all Veterans get anything they needed. He made it his job to make sure they were getting everything they deserved. He was an original member of the POW/MIA and truly believed in everything they stood for. He volunteered for the Toys for Tots program, The POW/MIA Annual Rally, the Field of Hero’s and many other programs. He was a true patriotic veteran and all who knew him loved him for this.
He is survived by his wife Dawna Doyle, his mother Rose Woods, his two daughters Megan Carolan and Jennifer Morin. His three grandsons Quentin John Carolan, Zac Doyle Carolan and Waylon Tyler Morin and his only granddaughter Mattison Rae Morin. He was preceded in death by his dad, John Doyle SR, His mother-in-law Colleen Phillips and numerous aunts and uncles.
Services will be held at Colonial Funeral Home Sunday June 9th, 2013 at 10 am, with a lunch to follow at the Blazing Grace Church. Thank you all for being loyal friends and family. Semper Fi.
Memorial services will be held at 10 AM Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, with military honors following the ceremony at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at


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