Funeral services for Doyle F. Child, 75, will be held at the Afton Tabernacle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 12 noon on February 26, 1996. Mr. Child died after suffering from cancer for the past five years.
He was born at Fairview, Wyoming on March 9, 1920 to Horace E. Child and Eliza Jane Taggart. He attended the Fairview Grade School, the Star Valley High School and four quarters at the University of Wyoming. He married Elaine Clark on September 21, 1942.Mr. Child founded and operated an insurance and real estate business, upon discharge from army service in 1945, later sold to son-in-law, W. Tom Davis. He was a founding partner, and later, sole owner of Aerotek, Inc., manufacturer of the Pitts Acrobatic airplane. The factory now operates under new ownership. He was instrumental in the development of the Hoback Ranches Subdivision in Sublette County.
He made considerable civic and community contributions, including two terms as mayor of the Town of Afton, president of Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the local hospital board, having a key role in raising funds for a new hospital. He served two terms on the Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission and was awarded the 1969 Distinguished Service Award by the Casper Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Child gave service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including bishop of the Afton Second Ward, president of the Star Valley Stake and president of the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission from 1981 to 1984.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; daughters, Patricia Davis and Betty Child, of Afton; and Susan Thomas, of Lake City, Florida; sons, Robert Child, of Orem, Utah; and Clark Child, of San Ramon, California; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers, step-mother, step-sister and step-brother.
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