In Memory Of

Doyle, Margaret J. who passed away on 10/29/2003 at the age of 92

Margaret "Peggy" June Doyle passed away on Oct. 29, 2003 at Community Hospital in Monterey. She was 92 years old. A native of Oroville, she was born on April 3, 1911.  

A fourth generation Californian, she grew up in the Sacramento Valley where her great-grandparents settled in the early 1850s. After graduating from high school, she worked as a dental assistant while attending evening classes at Berkeley five days a week studying drama. Later she entered the Highland School of Nursing from which she graduated in 1933. She continued in her medical education by taking postgraduate courses in supervision and nursing arts instruction.  

Shortly after Pearl Harbor was bombed, Mrs. Doyle was called to report to the U.S. Naval Hospital at Mare Island, starting a new career that would keep her in naval uniform for a total of 12 years. She later worked at the Firestone plant in Salinas until her retirement in 1976 for a total of 43 years in nursing.  

Mrs. Doyle was a life member of the American Legion Post #41, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Navy Nurse Corps Association, the Carmel Foundation and the TROA, a retired officer’s foundation. She was a former member of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters and a current member of the Monterey Presbyterian Church.  

Mrs. Doyle is survived by her nephew Thomas J. Hibert of Monterey. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter J. Doyle in 1979.  

Visitation was held at the Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Burial will be held at the Winters Cemetery on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m.