March 23, 1947- May 17, 2015
Doyle Teton, 68, of Lincoln Creek, Idaho returned to the Creator on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Doyle was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Richard Teton and Hester Warjack Teton.
Doyle married Wilma Preacher and from this union they were blessed with Rhonda (Leslie), Colette, Randall and Grandchildren, Payton (Taylor), Makyla (Robert), Savannah and Layne Sequints, Blade and Tia Waterhouse, and Kellan “Richard”, Courtney and Caine A. Teton. Doyle is also survived by his mother, Hester Teton, an Aunt Caroline Teton-Racehorse and a Brother Andrew Teton.
He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1966. He then attended Kicking Horse Job Corps in Ronan, Montana, as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He further completed the Denver Welding School and certified as a welder/iron worker. He attended Haskell Indian Junior College and graduated in 1987 in Liberal Arts. Doyle was a member of the Laborers Local Union in Pocatello for over 15 years and was proud to have participated in building the current Tribal Office Building, ISU Library and the Idaho Falls Vo-tech Building.
Doyle was a member of the Native American Church. He served two terms on the Fort Hall Business Council, was employed by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes as a TERO Outreach Worker, and other miscellaneous Tribal work projects. Doyle also worked with his cousin Andrew Teton, in the Forest Service and was also employed at FMC and Simplot companies in later years.
He was also an avid sports enthusiast, coaching his sons Donovan and Randall’s boy’s basketball teams the Hoya’s and the Bad/Naughty Boyz. The Hoya’s won every team tourney they entered. Doyle also coached his sister-in-law’s team, the Awesome, winning many awesome games throughout the surrounding states. He was also proud and supportive of his Grandson Blade Waterhouse, who continues to excel in football at Blackfoot High School. He also enjoyed playing basketball in Fort Hall and was on the track team for Blackfoot High School. Doyle was a devoted Shoni and Jude Schimmel fan, always on top of their game and proud of their athletic abilities and academic accomplishments. He was also an avid fan of the Chicago Bulls.
Doyle’s other interests included Political Activism, Federal Indian Law, Education, and also served as a Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School Board Member. He could also cite chapter and verse of the Tribes’ Constitution and Bylaws and Corporate Charter like no other. As a teenager, he was self-taught and learned to play the guitar, and sang very well to his music, he could imitate the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Beatles and CCR, the music he appreciated.
Doyle was predeceased by his father, Richard Teton and his son, Donovan Thayne Teton, Maternal Grandparents, Martha Pemivits and Herman Warjack, Paternal Grandparents, Lily Cookman Teton and Joseph Teton, Aunt, Ruby Teton, Uncles, John and Leslie Teton, Cousins, Gilbert, Loretta and Terry Teton, Cheri “Epsie” Racehorse, Florence “Ritzee” Pebeahsy McGill, Adrian, Nathan Pebeahsy, Rosanna Pebeahsy-Osborne, Sue Teton and numerous other relatives.
We are deeply saddened and our Hearts are broken by the loss of our Dad, Son, Grandpa, Brother but we know that he is free of pain and has gone to a peaceful place where other relatives are awaiting him. His wisdom, kindness, teachings, mentorship, friendship and memories are instilled in us forever.
Traditional funeral services began with a sunrise ceremony on Tuesday, May 19 at his home in Lincoln Creek, Idaho followed by viewing at his home until burial at the Lincoln Creek Cemetery, Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m.