Earl Marion Doop, longtime resident of Minidoka County and Burley, Idaho, passed away December 29, 1990, in Salt Lake City.
Born December 19, 1893, Casey, Iowa, to Chandler W. Doop and Ida Ellen Young. Earl joined the Army in 1918, served at Camp Lewis, Washington, and was discharged at the end of World War I as a corporal. Was a charter member of the American Legion, and a member of the Paul, Idaho Post.He married Lorna Doone Thompson on February 7, 1923, in Pomona, Calif.; two daughters, Rita Earlene and Ruth Vivian were born there. In 1934, the family moved to Minidoka County, where their third daughter, Karel Joy was born. Earl cleared sagebrush, dug ditches and developed a farm where, in addition to crops, he raised cattle, and served on the Big Bend School Board. In 1965 he and Lorna moved to Burley where they lived until 1983. Here Theryl and Dusty Anderson and their children became an adopted family and were supportive neighbors and friends. His devotion to Lorna for the last four years of her life at the Cassia Hospital was remarkable and an inspiration to both his family and the patients and staff there. After Lorna's death in 1983, Earl moved to Salt Lake City to live with his daughter, Karel McDonough and family. For the past two years he resided at Fay Case Nursing Home, where he was cared for by a staff whose love and attentiveness are deeply appreciated.
In addition to his daughters, Earl is survived by two sisters, Izetta Hastings, South Dakota, and Ruth Brownson, Washington. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kenneth Moller, three brothers and two sisters. He leaves his sons-in-law, Robert Crouch and Gregory McDonough, 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho, on January 4, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the scholarship fund of the Idaho American Legion via the Paul American Legion Post.
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