Thomas Joseph Doll

Thomas “Tom” Joseph Doll of Lyle (High Prairie), Washington passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019 at the age of 84, with his family by his side. He was born on November 4, 1934 in Perham, Minnesota to Edward and Mary Doll.  Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a major in Industrial Arts from Northern Montana College and a Master’s in Education from Portland State University.  He taught in the Montana Public Schools in 1957 and in the Oregon Public Schools from 1958 to 1968.  In 1969, he began working for the Oregon State Bureau of Labor as the Apprenticeship and Training Director for four years before moving back to Montana in 1972 where he was Superintendent of Schools at Whitewater and Turner and thereafter in Monument, Oregon. After leaving the field of education he worked in home construction for a number of years where he started his own company, Trico Construction.  Tom and Lozetta retired in 2000 and relocated to Lyle, WA where they have been blessed to enjoy family, friends, the outdoors, and their incredible community.


Tom Doll leaves his wife, Lozetta, whom he married in 1959 and his children Frances (Gary) Brastrup, Tim Doll, Calvin Doll, and Eugene Doll.  He was the grandfather of eight grandchildren and the great-grandfather of five great-grandchildren.  He is survived also by his sister Marie Griffith of Stayton, Oregon and brother Willie (Cheri) Doll of Malta, Montana, sisters-in-law Muriel Doll and Monica Doll, numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are brothers Adrian (Dorothy), Vernon, Don, and Herb, and sisters Rose (Romy) Wegschied, Pauline (John) Craig, and Joan (Leo) Tapia.