Violet Virginia Doyal

Violet Virginia Doyal passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at the age of 95. She was born April 17, 1927 in Needville, Texas to the late Lawrence E. and Lena Cloudt Boone. Violet graduated from Richmond High School in 1944, where she was proud to have been a member of the band and the pep squad. She had a brief career in the business world that included working with the first generation of computer punch cards. Her life’s career was doing what she treasured most – loving and caring for her family.
She was an excellent cook, who particularly loved to bake. She loved sewing, raising birds, listening to music, and especially visiting over a hot cup of coffee. Violet had a kind, sweet spirit, a great sense of humor and an endless desire and ability to engage with anyone she met.
In her later years, she treasured the company of her beloved dog, Angel, and enjoyed teaching her tricks. She loved her Lord and Savior and worshipping at Calvary Grace Baptist Church. Violet was cherished by her family and will be carried in their hearts forever.
She is survived by her sister and best friend, Leatrice Wood of Devine, sons, Darrel (Sherra) Gan of San Antonio, Wayne (Debi) Gan of Houston, Dana (Ginger) Gan of San Antonio; stepsons Odis (Carol) Doyal of Llano, Mike (Virginia) Doyal of Sierra Blanca, and Tom Doyal of Austin; nine grandchildren, Shelby Sharrett, Megan Preece, Macey Gan, Kenny Gan, Tony Gan, Tiffany Gan, Eric Gan, Megan Gan and Wesley Gan, seven great-grandchildren and four nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Doyal was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Odis W. Doyal, Sr. of Devine, and sister, Lois Roberson of Dilley.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Calvary Grace Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. The service was held at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Johnny Melancon officiating. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Eric Gan, Wesley Gan, Aaron Cantu, Benjamin Strus, Joel Melancon and Robert Rodriguez.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Argent Court for their care of Violet, as well as her special friends and loving caregivers Isabella Garcia and Norma Flores. Additional thanks to Vinnie Vinzetta and Jason Eggleston at KENS5, whose telling of Violet’s story gave her immense joy during her final days.
If friends so desire, memorials may be made to Calvary Grace Baptist Church, 1009 N. Teel St., Devine, TX 78016 or to the American Diabetes Association.