Lynn Doyal, 73, passed away October 14, 2020, with his wife Janis by his side at their home.
Lynn was born in Turlock, California on May 8, 1947 to Jack and Elyse Doyal. He lived most of his life in Alpine County, California.
Lynn graduated from Douglas High School in 1965. He joined the U. S. Navy in 1967 to serve 6 years during the Viet Nam war. He was a Nuclear Reactor Test Engineer on the Seadragon, a fast attack submarine. Lynn completed his B.S. Engineering degree in Moscow, Idaho, during which time he worked at the nuclear power plant in Arco, Idaho.
He owned a small business designing and drafting house plans in California and Nevada. He also volunteered for many years as a firefighter, EMT, and search and rescue team member. He also served as the Alpine County Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, providing training and support to county departments and volunteer organizations. Lynn established the first ambulance service in Alpine County.
Lynn was passionate about education, and often stated that a day without learning something was a wasted day. He served 8 years on the Alpine County School Board, 1988–1997. He loved the outdoors, sharing his passion for hunting and fishing with his father, brothers, children, grandchildren, and close friends.
Mr. Doyal is survived by his wife of 35 years Janis, mother Elyse, brother Dennis, sons Ted and Brian, daughter Kindra, nieces Heidi and Cheryl, nephew Michael, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson. He was preceded in death by his father Jack and his brother Daniel.
Lynn’s last wish was to be able to help with the education of his grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to: Lynn Doyal Memorial Family Education Fund, El Dorado Savings Bank, 1517 Highway 395 North, Gardnerville, NV 89410, or to any El Dorado Savings branch.
A recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Alpine County has reinforced the need for social distancing in the coming weeks and we felt it would be in everyone’s best interest to postpone the event until the environment is safer. Lynn especially would appreciate this. We ask everyone for their patience while we look for a new date and the family appreciates all the support shown by the community. We will post a new date as soon as we can safely determine one.
Please respect COVID facial coverings and social distance requirements.