Rex Paul DOYLE
July 20, 1958 – March 27, 2019
Rex Paul Doyle, 60, of the Woodlands, TX and Durango, CO, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019.
Born in Rochester, PA on July 20, 1958, Rex was a 1981 graduate of The Ohio State University, earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In 1990, he received his MBA degree from the University of Michigan. In August of 1981, Rex married Susie McNaughton, his high school sweetheart, and the newlyweds began what they lovingly called their “great adventure”.
New Orleans was the first stop where Rex joined Texaco as both a gas and production engineer. After earning his MBA, Rex entered United Technologies’ Leadership Development Program which led to executive management roles with Carrier Corporation, first in Louisville, KY and eventually Houston, TX. Rex then took on a management position with Enron before joining Michael Baker Corporation’s Pittsburgh, PA headquarters. In 2002 the Doyles returned to Houston, with Rex joining Baker’s Energy Services Group.
In 2009, the Doyles headed to Durango, CO when Rex was hired by the Southern Ute Growth Fund. He became President of Red Cedar Gathering first and most recently, Red Cedar Production Company. An avid and accomplished golfer, Rex was a member of both the Woodlands County Club and the Dalton Ranch Country Club in Durango, CO. With three holes-in-one and his sights always set on more, Rex tackled some of the world’s most prestigious courses, including Scotland’s St. Andrews and the legendary Pebble Beach. Rex’s golf exploits brought him many valued friendships, especially those with his EMT group buddies and Dalton Ranch golf gang. He also shared his love of the game with his daughter, Megan.
Like his father before him, Rex could repair just about anything. He also had a passion for woodworking and design. From furniture to landscaping, Rex enjoyed brining his visions to life. Most recently he conceived and created a beautiful outdoor living area at his beloved Durango home. Rex is survived by his wife, Susie; daughter, Megan; mother Mary (Honey) Doyle; father-in law, Jack McNaughton; his brothers, Frank (Karen), Eric (Kathy); his sister, Tracy Thompson (Art), sister-in-law, Jacquie Catanzarite (Al); as well as nephews, Nate and Dante Catanzarite and Ian Oldenburg; and nieces, Lauren Doyle and Carolyn Thompson. He is also survived by a very special aunt, Laura (Sissy) Doyle and his dog, Lucy. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Doyle, and his mother-in-law, Marlene McNaughton.
Visitation will be held April 4th, 2019 from 5PM – 8PM at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 1800 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX 77384, where a memorial service will also be held on April 5th, at 10:30 AM.
Rex will always be remembered for his quick wit, competitive spirit, joy for life and compassion for friends and family, old and new. He will be dearly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to www.lovefostershope.org and Meals on Wheels Montgomery County, http://www.mowmc.org.
- Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Reception Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, April 5, 2019
Rex Paul DOYLE
April 10, 2019
Dear Susan and Megan,
Since 1990 I have been out of the loop as far as the family is concerned. Fortunately, my immediate family is relatively close by. I had very few opportunities to be at social events because of my stroke. I was not able to attend weddings, etc. That is why I could not travel to Industry or, for that matter, Texas and other distant places. I regret that I never met Rex, and that I missed chances to be with my brother Jack. It is sad that all of you will be unable to share a home in Colorado. I know that Jack was looking forward to it. If God remains an important part of your life, He will see to it that you are comforted in due time. I hope that my message made it to your hearts.
April 4, 2019
My name is Laura Schoellman and I was Blessed to be his caregiver!
I didnt have the pleasure to know Rex like everyone else! I new him in many different ways!
Rex had a great sense of humor!! He gave Susie and I a hard time and then laugh!! Rex cracked us up often!!
Our talks were hardly ever verbal! Well he probably wished sometimes I wasn't verbal hehe,but we talked!
I do know how much he LOVED his Wife and Daughter!! I also know how much she loved Rex! Susie took such wonderful care of Rex! She thanked me but it was her 90 percent of the day caring for him...i just helped! He loved his Mamas pancakes, fruit, mac and cheese! He LOVED Golf, news and a show called Funny you should ask? Oh and we played toon blast!!
This is the Rex I know!! I also know how much he was admired and respected through his friends and family!! I have met so many wonderful true people through Rex!! Thank you Susie for allowing me to help you through!
April 4, 2019
May his memory be a blessing for Susie and Meghan
April 3, 2019
Dear Susie and Megan,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. My heart is broken for you. I will be praying every day that the Lord will comfort you in your grief and that He will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus!
April 3, 2019
My heart hurts for Rex's family. I only knew Rex for a short time, but it was obvious from the beginning that he was truly a great person who cared about his co-workers. God bless you Rex!
Diane and Randal Breaux
April 1, 2019
Dear Susie and Megan:
So very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I remember with fondness our trip to California with you, Rex and the girls. What a fun time with Rex leading the way to USC! We will remember his intelligence, his warmth and humor but mostly, his love for you two.
Our sincerest condolences,
Randal and Diane Breaux
April 1, 2019
Rex will be missed by the Red Cedar Gathering, Red Willow and the Southern Ute Growth Fund organization. I enjoyed working with Rex, a great boss and a pleasure to work with him. He always inspired everyone to take safety to the next level. My condolences go out to the family.
March 30, 2019
Without exception, whenever I ran into Rex (usually at the golf course) he always greeted me and others with an immediate smile and a sincere interest in knowing how you were. He personified so many of the qualities that most of us strive to accomplish in our lives, with family, friends and strangers. I know that the collective hearts of a huge network of people that were blessed to know Rex, go out to Susie and Megan.