IRVINE, Calif. - Ethel Frances Holton Doyle died peacefully at her home in Irvine, Calif. of natural causes on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at age 91. Mrs. Doyle, the youngest child of Gertrude Keener Holton and I. Frank Holton, was born February 1, 1921, in Bridgeton, North Carolina. She spent part of her childhood in New Bern but later lived again in Bridgeton. She attended Louisburg College and worked as a personnel officer for the War Department during World War II.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Doyle Stephens of Newport Beach, Calif.; sons, Edward J. Doyle Jr. of Irvine, California and Stephen C. Doyle (Andrea) of Venice, Calif.; and granddaughters, Olivia and Allis.
Mrs. Doyle was laid to rest on Friday, February 1st (her 92nd birthday) at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, California.