ALYCE MARIE (OLSON) DOYLEAlyce Marie (Olson) Doyle, 88, of Duluth passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Alyce Marie (Olson) Doyle, 88, of Duluth passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Alyce was born on Jan. 11, 1925, in Duluth, to George and Hilda (Knudson) Gilbert.
She graduated from Central H.S., and married Walter E. Olson in 1944. Together they raised four daughters. They had many wonderful years before his early death in 1976. In 1987 a new chapter in her life began when she married James D. Doyle Sr. Together they enjoyed 14 years of travel and adventures until Jim's death in 2002.
Alyce was a homemaker for much of her life, working for a time at the Duluth Credit Bureau. She was President of the Proctor American Legion and became District President. In the 1970's, she joined Euclid Order of the Eastern Star, where she was the Worthy Matron and also held an office in the State Grand Chapter. Alyce was an active member of Asbury UMC.
Alyce enjoyed golf, cribbage, and cards. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an elegant and gracious woman with a heart of gold. She will be deeply missed by all.
She was preceded by her parents; husbands; brothers, George and Gerald; and beloved sister, Beverly.
Alyce is survived by her children Diane (Ron) Johnson of Indian Wells, Calif., Beverly (Skip) LeClair of Duluth, Claudia (David) Colalillo of Aurora, Ill., Jan (Wolfgang) Olson-Brenk of Germany, James (Kathy) Doyle Jr., Kevin Doyle, Maureen (Pete) Olson, all of Duluth; one brother, Donald (Bonnie) Gilbert of Oregon; one brother-in-law, Gerald Uzarek; 16 grandchildren Jill (Clay) Spencer, Stacy (Abbott) Smith, Dina (Dave) Moll, Randy (Melody) Johnson, Kevin (Paris) LeClair, Ryan (Colleen) LeClair, Sarah (Dave) Erola, Patrick (Maureen) Colalillo, Jason Colalillo, Christopher Brenk, Alexander Brenk, Marilee (Tom) Tusken, Dan (Michaela) Doyle, Tim (Amy) Doyle, Karen (Brian) McCormick, Christopher Olson; 32 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Luke's Hospice for their loving care and support.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Cindy Rasmussen officiating. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Bell Brothers Funeral Home in Duluth from 5 until 7 p.m, and for one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will be at Oneota Cemetery in Duluth. Memorials may be directed to Asbury United Methodist Church.
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