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Funeral Service for Bill Doyle April 15 in Pinedale
Rosary April 14th
April 12, 2023

On the evening of March 30th, 2023, our Lord Jesus Christ welcomed William Francis Doyle(Bill) age 68, into his loving arms. Bill determinally spent his last few weeks on this earth surrounded by his siblings, children, grandchildren, friends, and loving wife Michele, sharing stories, reminiscing and in Doyle Family tradition raising a ruckus around a table of good food. Though tinged with sorrow, Bill's last days were spent surrounded by immense love, laughter and joy.

Both natives of Casper, WY, Bill first met the love of his life, Michele, in the 6th grade at St. Anthony’s School. Michele fondly recalls developing a childhood crush, but the two would not formally become a couple until they reconnected in July of 1985 at St. Anthony’s Church. They were married August 1, 1987 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The family moved to their Porcupine Creek home in Jackson, Wyoming in November, 1990 and in June 2019, they moved to Pinedale, Wyoming.

Bill’s formative years were spent playing sports, cribbage, piano lessons, family campouts and exploring the neighborhood on South Jefferson Street. He is a graduate of Kelly Walsh High School, Class of 1973, and later went on to earn his BA in Communications at the University of Wyoming. He was a proud member of the Kelly Walsh Trojannaires Choral Group conducted by Glenn Vliet and the choir was invited to sing at Northwest Division MENC in Portland, Oregon his senior year. The life-long friendships from that group were planning on singing their signature song "In Peace and Joy I Now Depart" at their 50th Class Reunion in September2023.

Bill was an eloquent, bold but calm speaker. He loved proclaiming the Word of God as a lector and serving as Eucharistic Minister at mass. He faithfully attended and served at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Casper, Our Lady of the Mountains in Jackson, and Our Lady of Peace in Pinedale. He was a prayerful man dedicating his life to service with the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic Fraternal Organization.

Bill was an avid softball player, music aficionado, and a member of the Casper Wheelmen and Snake River Cycle Club in Jackson. He trained daily on his road bicycle, whether outside or on the trainer inside, and loved riding and racing. The friends he made along the rides and races are numerous and he loved to share stories of their racing days.

Bill first learned the skills of his plumbing trade from his father and would develop into a trusted and often requested master plumber. He was a jack of all trades and spent many hours remodeling the family home(s). Anytime he encountered a problem, Bill would always say, "There’s a tool for that!" Bill was generous with his talents, and would show up in times of need with or without being asked; whether a family member needed a toilet fixed or a pipe burst at the church. Bill was always there in a heartbeat to give his time and service with a cheerful heart.

He loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for his family and friends, baking cookies, perfecting his cheesecake, or experimenting with a new (and quickly mastered) gourmet dish. Family and friends relished being asked over for dinner or holidays because they knew their stomachs and palates were in for a treat (and of course good company and conversation). Bill would prepare fresh cookies for the score table at every home game he announced. While in treatment at St. John’s Oncology, Bill brought cookies and even shared his recipes with the staff.

Bill’s love and knowledge of sports was vast, and over the years he has shared it with many young athletes, fans and fellow coaches and avid parents. For many years, he was known as the voice of the Jackson Broncs and after moving to Pinedale became the voice of the Pinedale Wranglers. He not only volunteered as a baseball umpire in the early years in Jackson, but helped rebuild the Jackson Hole Youth Baseball programs by applying for and securing grant funding for the much needed field and concession stand improvements at Giants Field. Many Little League, Babe Ruth League, and travel baseball teams called him "coach" and many more friendships were forged through youth sports. Bill also served as General Manager for Giants Baseball.

He made bicycle repairs whether for his grandchildren or friends of grandchildren and neighbor kids seeking a repair to a bicycle. Their reward was twice fold as they knew Bill kept a stock pile of Cream Soda, Root Beer, Bubble Up, Grape Soda, etc, in glass bottles that they would enjoy as their bicycle(s) were tended to.

Above all, Bill loved our Lord, loved his wife, children, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews and all of his and Michele’s many friends! Anyone who has spent time around the Doyle family has learned that family is not defined by blood relations alone, but by the love that is shared between each other! Bill was a deeply spiritual, gracious, and devoted man!

Bill was born the fourth of six children to his parents Frank and Carol Doyle on September 30th,1954 in Casper, Wyoming. Bill is survived by his brothers and sisters, Marie (Bill) Siebert, Tom (Deb) Doyle, Don (Wendy) Doyle, Mike (Peggy) Doyle and Eileen (Ron) Auflick.

Bill and Michele raised 4 amazing children together: Matt Neubauer (Carla), Julie (Dale) Woolwine, Scott (Robin) Neubauer, and Christian (Hailey) Doyle. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Kylee (Brodie), Grace, Caine, Eva, Reece, Taggart, Grayson and Charlie Brooke. He is preceded in death by his parents, Brother-In-Law Bill Siebert, Sister-In-Law Debbie Doyle and Joy Lynn Doyle, Nephew Michael Hennesy Doyle, Granddaughters Sidney Neubauer and Abbie Mae Woolwine.

On Friday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m. the Rosary will be prayed for Bill, and all are invited. The Funeral Mass is Saturday, April 15th, 2023 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Pinedale, WY with lunch to follow in the St. Joseph’s Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Huntsman Cancer Research in William (Bill) Doyle’s name: and provide email:

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