Donald James Boyle, age 67, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Logan, Utah, to William Sidney and Rowena Christensen Boyle.
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Don attended North Cache High School, graduating in 1964. After graduation, Don joined the National Guard and served from 1964-1969.
He attended Utah Technical College from 1964-1965 in auto mechanics. He then attended Utah State University from 1967-1971 and received a BS degree in Automotive and Diesel Technology from the College of Engineering. He received Phi Kappa Phi Honors at graduation.
He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, The Maintenance Council of the ATA, Western Highway Institute.
He taught at Logan High School in 1970 and taught classes in industrial arts or vocational education.
Don worked at Kennecott Copper as a shop foreman. He then worked for Consolidated Freightways, CNF Transportation and Emery Worldwide. He retired in 2001 after working loyally for 30 years.
Don was a faithful and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had many church callings, including bishop. After moving to St. George in 2002, he served a mission with his wife in the Ohio Columbus Mission. He also served in the St. George Temple for 12 years.
He is survived by his sister, Ann Boyle Grant, Ph.D., his brother William Sidney Boyle Jr. and his wife, Susan Pedersen Boyle.
Don and Sue were married Aug. 6, 1965, in the Logan Temple. They have three children: Rebecca Sue Moulton (Keith), Debra Call (Stuart) and James Sydney Boyle (Holly). They have nine grandchildren: Marcus (Emily), Jessica and Brooke Call, Ryan (Tillie), Chad, Alex, Kamela Moulton, Sydney and Cameron Boyle. Our first great-grandchild is expected in early July.
A viewing will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Ivins LDS Church, 625 E. Center, Ivins, Utah. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Ivins LDS Church. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in the Hyde Park City Cemetery in Hyde Park, Utah.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home of St. George, (435) 986-2085, and Cache Valley Mortuary of North Logan, (435) 787-8514.
You are invited to share memories and condolences at www.serenicareofstgeorge.com.
Serenity Funeral Home of St George
1316 S. 400 E. Suite A3
St. George, UT 84790
Published in Logan Herald Journal on Jan. 16, 2014