Doyle Charles Hales, age 76, died February 24, 1991 in Tooele Nursing Home.

Born July 21, 1914 in Salt Lake City to Charles Henry and Sarah Stoker Hales. Graduated from Utah State University. Served in the U.S. Army in World War II. While stationed in Panama he met and married Margaret Scott. They moved to Tooele in 1946; he was employed as a civil servant with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and Margaret passed away that same year. He later married Helen W. Hales February 15, 1948. He became the Chief of Biological Testing at Dugway Proving Grounds and retired in January of 1969 after 30 years. He and Helen spent their retired years enjoying their life together and their many friends until Helen's death in 1989. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his associations as a member of the Willow Creek Country Club, the Fraternal Order of Elks and both the Tooele and Dugway Officers Clubs. Even with gradually failing health, over the past few years, he always seemed to be able to muster the strength to participate in life to the fullest.He is survived by his son, Edward Scott Hales, Mill Valley, California; his step-daughter, Ann Simmonson, Charlotte, North Carolina; sister, Melba Munson, Shelley, Idaho; brother, Charles Henry Hales, Jr., Ogden; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Per Doyle's wishes a graveside military service will be held at the Tooele City Cemetery on Friday March 1, 1991 at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Tate Mortuary Chapel in Tooele one hour prior to interment. Family has requested that flowers not be sent, but that donations be made, in his name, to the Diabetes Foundation in Tooele or other charitable organizations.

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