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Doyle G. Ray

Born: Thu., Apr. 17, 1947
Died: Wed., Apr. 10, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 14, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Apr. 15, 2019
Location: LDS Rapid Creek Building (Older Church)

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 15, 2019
Location: LDS Rapid Creek Building (Older Church)

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Doyle G. Ray passed away peacefully on April 10, 2019, just a week shy of his 72nd birthday, with his loving wife by his side. He was born April 17, 1947, to Gail Manwill Ray and Norma Irene Smith Ray. He was the 3rd of 5 children and born 9 minutes after his twin brother.

He graduated from Grace High School in 1965 where he was active in football and wrestling. After graduation he joined the military and then served a mission for the LDS church in New Zealand. He attended Ricks College and ISU where he received a BA in business/finance. While attending ISU he met Debra Ruth Pearson. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on January 27, 1970. They moved to Inkom, Idaho in 1976 where they raised their family.

Doyle was an entrepreneur and started many businesses. His last and most successful was his Dutch oven catering AKA Dutch Oven Delights and the well-known entertainment venue, The Booth Barn.

Doyle was a very giving man and made friends easily. He loved to hunt, fish and camp. He was able to do much of this as a scout leader for many years and earned The Silver Beaver Award. He coached many of his children’s athletic teams. He had a great sense of humor and loved to play a good prank.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gail and Norma Ray; sister, Jerri Ray Johnson; and his best friend, Peaches. He is survived by his wife, Debra R. Ray; children, Dereck Doyle (Kathy) Ray, Melissa Ray Barham, Janice Ray (Shannon) Dillon, and Camille Ray (Josh) Buchmiller; and 14 grandchildren.

A viewing will be on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11 am at the LDS Church, 973 N. Rapid Creek Rd. Inkom, ID 83245, with a viewing for one hour prior.

Interment will follow at the Inkom Cemetery.

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Shawn and Susan Garbett
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
We are sorry to hear of Doyle's passing. We enjoyed our association with him and your family during the early married days in Pocatello. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Reed and Gaylia Nord
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Dear Debbie and Family,
Sorry to hear about loosing Doyle. But what a wonderful place when he has been so sick.
It will be lonely but this is only a short time until we are together again.
He was a great cook and a good man to work with financial affairs.
We will see you sometime soon. But not able to get down right now.
Hope all will be well with you.
Your cousin Reed and Gaylia Nord. And Family - Natalie (Dan Shaffer), Kathy, Deceased (Bill Jenkins, Deceased and Family), Darrin and His Boys, And of course our Ryan, whom we just lost. and Eric Nord.

Karen and Steve Myler
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
We have fond memories of Doyle from when we first met him at Farm Bureau.
Debra, Doyle and your family were so welcoming to us when we moved to Inkom years ago.
"What we have once enjoyed deeply, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
We offer our prayers of comfort during this sad time.

Colleen & Doyle King
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Debra and family, sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you and hope you can find peace and comfort

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