George Terry Doyle

George Terry Doyle, 68, of Aberdeen, ID, died in his home on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. His daughter, Jessica D. Fenton (and husband Lance), stepmom Bonnie Doyle, and niece Brandy Doyle-Dutton, said their final goodbyes on Saturday, July 9, at a private viewing at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot, ID.
George was born March 16, 1954, to Leonard David Doyle and Betty Rose Hotzel, in La Grande, OR. He was raised and educated in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School where he participated in band and FFA and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Along with his brother, Leon Corwin Doyle, he grew up riding motorcycles and won awards in motocross.
George preferred a life of solitude and had very few family members or acquaintances in his life. His mom, Betty, died in 1972 and soon after Leonard remarried to Bonnie Murphy. His stepmom, Bonnie, was one of the very few people who George would come out of his house and visit with on the front porch. In 2012 he was blessed with new neighbors who took him under their wings and kept an eye out for him. Their friendship and unconditional love were heaven sent.
George married two times. He had a daughter with his first wife and tried to be a good dad, and he succeeded for many years. In 1991, for unexplained reasons, he chose not to continue contact with his ex-wife or 15 year old daughter.
After his passing, his daughter, stepmom, and niece discovered many wonderful talents that George possessed. He was a master welder and fabricator, a mechanic, and artist. His creativity even expanded to a board game he made from plywood and carefully painted and sealed. He created around thirty sculptures, large and small, welded from metal scraps he had laying around. The most notable sculpture is one of a person praying. Although George did not attend church, he believed in God and heaven. He also had a 1950 Willy Jeep which he treasured and kept running with a cake pan, dryer vent, and any other invention he could come up with. His garage was his haven, and he spent many hours there.
George worked as a truck driver and a mechanic before suffering an injury in 2005 that took him out of the workforce. He was a very independent soul and lived very frugally. He lived the old saying, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”
George is survived by his daughter, Jessica D. (Lance Fenton), six grandchildren, Nyah (Paul Rockwell), Shaylen (Payton Egan), Tyler, Kylie, Paisley, and Barrett, and one great-grandchild (P.J.).


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