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Doyle W. Elison, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away at his home on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Doyle was born on April 26, 2017 in Groveland to Leone Coolbear Elison and Marvin William Elison. 
He grew up in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School. He then studied Art at Utah State University before being called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Western Canadian Mission. It was in Canada where he met his future wife. Following his missionary service he was drafted into the Army and was deployed to Korea during the Korean War. Just prior to his deployment to Korea he married Marion Vold in August of 1952.
After returning from Korea, he and Marion established a home in Blackfoot and began to raise a family. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in October of 1953. Together they had three children; Bary, Lori and Nyle.
Doyle began working at INEL in the fall of 1955 and worked there until his retirement 38 years later. Most of his career was spent as a graphic artist.
He spent much of his time as an artist, using watercolors to express the beauties of nature. He especially loved painting barns, horses and ducks. His paintings can be found all over the world.
He enjoyed gardening and his yard was always immaculate. But even more so, he especially enjoyed being with his family. He was very devoted to his wife.
Doyle was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many capacities including the bishopric, high council, stake clerk, Sunday School president, teacher and many others.
Doyle is survived by his children, Bary Doyle (Deanna) Elison of Pasco, Washington, Lori Ann (Larry) Bingham, of Blackfoot, Idaho, Nyle Elison of Salem, Utah; 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Marion Elison; parents, Leone and Marvin Elison; brothers, Lavon Elison and Lewis Elison; and sisters, Maurine Tolman and Naomi Pharis.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Blackfoot LDS 11th Ward building (520 N. Shilling Ave.). A viewing will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave, and again one hour prior to the services at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Apr. 25, 2017
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