John R. Doyle 'Jack', 79, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away quietly to be with our Lord on Sunday, July 3, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; 4 children, Sandy (Edward) Ueeck, Jackie (Bill) Bekeza, Michael Patrick, and Joy (Terry) Henderson; his brother, Gene (Patti) Doyle; 6 grandchildren, Lori (Gil) Negrete. Tami (Bruce) Stotka, Jayde (Joe Easton) Bekeza, Taylor Bekeza, Laycee Bekeza, Allison Bree Doyle; 9 great-grandchildren, Joel Patrick and Carson Negrete, Tierney, Bailey, Riley, and Sydney Stotka, Beck, Lexi and Little Graycie Mae Easton. Jack was born in Paxton, IL. He graduated from Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights, IL in 1944. He then attended Diesel Engine School, in San Diego, while serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII for 3-1/2 years and was commissioned as fireman first class on the USS Snowbell. He then resided in Chicago Heights, IL. He attended the College of Advanced Traffic Management in Chicago, IL for 3 years while working at Joyce Trucking Company where he retired after 33 years. Jack was an active member of the Chicago Heights Kiwanis Club as well as the American Legion. He owned BJ's Coffee Shop in Matteson, IL for 14 years until he retired again in 1993 and moved to Pueblo West, CO. He worked at Pueblo West Hardware and the Pueblo West Golf Course. He played golf in the Senior Beacon League and was active in the Pueblo West Gunslingers. In 2002, he moved to Presbyterian Towers in Pueblo and was appointed as the president of the residents' council. He also worked at the Tumbleweed Tavern in Pueblo West for several years. Jack was always a very active person who never met a stranger. He was a kind, considerate, and a very loving person. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th & Court, in Pueblo, with the Reverend Suzanne D'Spain officiating. Followed by flag presentation by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. Those who desire may make memorials to Presbyterian Towers, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO 81002. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Jackie, Betty & family:
    “St. Nick” (because of his white beard and jovial demeanor) was his nickname in the Beacon League… When Jackie told me he was moving to Pueblo and looking to play golf we were fortunate enough to find a place for him… whether at the Hardware store or on the Golf Course he always had a smile on his face and a kind word… when he moved to town and “retired” from the golf league our contact was minimal… but each time it happeneed was always memorable… please accept our deepest regrets at his passing. He was a fine man.

  2. Betty, Jackie & Family:
    It is with TRULY fond memories that I remember Jack from the days at PPIR and “Jack & Betty’s” INFO BOOTH.
    Words alone seem insufficient in expressing my deepest sympathies. Please take some comfort in the fact that you are in MANY thoughts and prayers at this time.

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