PACIFIC GROVE, CA – Doyle Movell Potter, 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula after a short courageous battle with leukemia.|
Doyle was born on Nov. 7, 1932 in Greybull, Wyoming and moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1941. In his early years he worked as a car salesman and then became a successful insurance salesman for American National Insurance Co. receiving the "President's Club Award", presented to the company's top salesmen and became a Million Dollar Producer with more than one million of life insurance placed in force in 1968. Doyle and his wife Katie Potter also owned and operated the Monarch Restaurant in Pacific Grove for twenty years. He later became a real estate broker. His hobbies included working on cars and going to garage sales. Doyle had an avid interest in World War II and aviation history, and was a devoted lover of animals.
He was preceded in death by his parents Aaron and Effie Potter, his daughter Sharon Davis of Chino Valley, AZ and stepson Jeff Arroyo of Castro Valley, CA.
Doyle is survived by his wife of 50 years, Katsuko "Katie" Potter of Pacific Grove, his children, Dave (Teresa) Potter of Pueblo, CO, Norman Potter of Mesa, AZ. Jeff (Candy) Potter of Gilbert, AZ, Robert Potter of Winslow, AZ and stepchildren, Rita Cummings-Oglesby (Ian) of Seaside CA, Pedro Arroyo (Juliana) of Marina, CA and Paul Arroyo (Grace) of Salinas CA.
Doyle is also survived by his three sisters, Irene Kremkow of Sunnyvale, CA, Venice McElvany of Fresno, CA and Vall Anderson of Port Orchard, WA, 16 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and his two beloved dogs "Nicki" and "Daisy".
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Thomas Bradley, the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and the caregivers of Visionary Health Care Services.
Memorial donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. of Monterey County, 1002-Mty. Salinas Highway, Salinas, CA 93908 or donor's favorite charity.
Services will be private. Arrangements are by Mission Memorial Park and Seaside Funeral Home. For more information and to sh
Published in The Monterey Herald on Apr. 19, 2014