OTTUMWA — Doyle Stevens, 81, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Ottumwa, passed away peacefully May 4, 2013 to be with the Lord.
Doyle was born to Henry and Anna (Wallis) Stevens on Feb. 12, 1932 in Coatsville, Mo. He attended Moulton High School and soon after joined the U.S. Army, serving in Korea from 1950-52. Doyle married Viola (Boyd) Stevens Oct. 9, 1955 in Ottumwa. Shortly after, they moved to Cedar Rapids, where he was employed at Johnsons Gas Company. In 1973, they moved to Longmont, where Doyle worked for Dalton Truck Sales. Doyle then opened an upholstery shop from which he retired in 1993.
Doyle loved family time with his kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening and spending them with his little dogs, Pinto and Tabby.
He is survived by his twin brother, Dale (Dorothy) Stevens of Ottumwa, and his brother Tom Stevens of Longmont, Colo., Doyle is also survived by his four sons, Larry (Jill) Stevens of Beaver Dam, Va., Lonnie (Kathy) Stevens of Longmont, Colo., Darrell Stevens of Johnstown, Colo., and Cursit Stevens of Frederick, Colo.; and two daughters, Brenda Macarages of Fayettesville, N.C., and Sharon (Tony) Molohon of Raeford, N.C. His grandchildren are Nicholas and Matthew Macarages, Brandon Stevens, Shannon Roybal, Shawn Stevens and Shelly Stevens, Jen Stevens, Julie Beydler, Jared and Josh Stevens, William Stark, Ryan Star, Jamie Langley, Sheridan Stevens and Maxwell Stevens. Doyle cherished his 17 great-grandchildren and his good friends, Gary and Debbie Childress.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jim Steves and Ronald Stites; and three sisters, Fern Cassidy, Norma Daughtery and Eloise Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Cremated was accorded.
The family request memorial contributes be made to TRU Community Care Hospice at www.trucare.org