Earl O'Driscoll

Born: Mon., Feb. 20, 1939
Died: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 01, 2019
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM, Sat., Feb. 02, 2019
Location: Crandall Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Feb. 02, 2019
Location: LDS Morse Lee Building

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Earl J O’Driscoll, 79, passed away Friday January 25, 2019 peacefully at his home in Evanston, Wyoming.

He was born in Kamas, Utah on February 20, 1939 to Jesse Paul O’Driscoll Jr. and Irma Simmons O’Driscoll.
He worked various jobs in Kamas while dating Arlene and after they were married.

On November 21, 1958, Earl and Arlene were married in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. Then they resided in Kamas, Utah where he got a seasonal job for the Forest Service and the lumberyard.

In 1966 Robert Hanson on the Wasatch Cache National Forest hired him on full time on the Evanston, Wyoming side of the forest.  Earl, Arlene and family moved to Evanston to work full time for the Forest Service.

He did many jobs on the forest; Forestry Tech Special uses Administrator, Facilities Manager, Fleet Manager, and Safety Officer on fires and fire crew boss.

He traveled to many fires outside of Wyoming and he loved the Forest Service.

He escorted Smokey Bear in the Cowboy Days Parade every year and was chosen Grand Marshall for Cowboys Days in 2014.

He retired in 2009 having worked 48 years with the Forest Service.

Thanks to his daughter in law Glena, he and his wife traveled to Hawaii, Europe, a Caribbean cruise and to many islands out in the sea.

He and his wife traveled to Minnesota and to Oregon to see their children as well as their local children.

He served many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which included Bishops Counselor, High Councilman, Sunday School President and Stake baptisms.

He was also very talented in doing woodworking; he made numerous clocks and shelfs for his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene Moore O’Driscoll; six children, Rick (Glena) O’Driscoll of Evanston, Clay (Linda) O’Driscoll of Lakeville, MN, Bret (Trish) O’Driscoll of Plain City, UT, Jason (Linda) O’Driscoll of North Ogden, UT, Gina O’Driscoll of Layton, UT and Sara (Amron) Lym of Lakeview, OR; two sisters, Wanda Prescott of Kamas and Mary Meserve of Winnett, MT; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Earl is preceded in death by his mother, Irma Simmons O’Driscoll; father, Jesse Paul O’Driscoll, Jr.; baby daughter, Jill O’Driscoll and a great grandchild, Trinity Marie Stewart.

Services will be 12:00 noon Saturday February 2, 2019 at the LDS Stake Center, 1224 Morse Lee, Evanston, WY 82930. A viewing will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Friday and 11:00-11:45 Saturday at Crandall Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Evanston City Cemetery.

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Bob and Wendy Dahl Richins
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
Arlene, Wanda, Mary and families:
We were so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. He was a fine man and will be missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Our very best to you.
Bob and Wendy Dahl Richins, Coalville, Ut.

Dave and Mona Wald Family
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
Our most sincere condolences to your family. He seemed like a wonderful and very hard working man. What a strong legacy of love he leaves behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Norm & Thelma Winterbottom
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
We are sorry to hear about Earl's passing. Our prayers are with you at your time of loss. We won't be able to make it for the Funeral. Just know that we love you May Heavenly Father be with you. Thelma & Norm Winterbottom

Phil Foster
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
My condolences to all of you in Earl's family.
Earl was my boss when I worked for the USFS back in the 70's and 80's... he was always such a special person for me. He will live on in my heart and memories.

Bob & LuGene Osmond
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
Dear Arlene & family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Earl. We have fond memories of you both and pray for the Lords comfort to be with you and your family.

Lynn J Anderson
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
Dear Arlene & Family,

We are saddened by the passing of Earl but comforted knowing that he has returned to his Heavenly Father & Mother in Heaven and has been greeted by those of his loved ones that have preceded him in that experience. We want you to know how much we love you and your family and are so very grateful to be a part of your family.

Please know that we are thinking of you and that you are in our continuing faith & prayers.

We love you,

Mabel & Ralph Anderson Family (Clair, Lynn, Kay, Sylvia & Jeannine)

Steve Ryberg
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
My heart goes out to the O’Driscoll family. Earl was a great man and a huge part of the Forest Service. It was an honor to work with him and have him as a friend. He will be missed.

Philip and Linda Willoughby
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. At times such as these, the knowledge of the Plan of Happiness and the Saviors Atonement give us so much comfort.

Philip & Linda Willoughby

Craig Weir - Wasatch-Cache NF Engineering (retired)
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Dear Glena and family,
My heart goes out to you for your great loss at this sad time.
I had the privilege of knowing and working with Earl for more than thirty-five years. He was a person that took his job and its responsibilities very seriously. He was always a great pleasure work with because of his can-do attitude. He could always be counted on and went far beyond what was required or expected of him. All of us who knew Earl will greatly him miss.

Lisa Tracy
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
Dear family, I think I might have met some of you possibly at the office or a FS retirement function, I am so very sorry for your loss89 even though we know he is in a better place. I had the distinct honor and the great chance to work with Earl for my entire time I was on the forest, over 20 years and the one thing I learned and truly believe is that Earl was a legend and will always be one.

Kallye Johns
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Kristi Bassett, Sarah Romer, and Kallye Johns.

Sara and Family, So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and love you. Love- Kris, Sarah, and Kallye

Tim & Patt Hancock
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
Arlene and family,

Patt and I wanted pass along our condolences to your family. Earl was my first supervisor with the USFS in 1970. It was a great summer and Earl was a huge influence on me and my choice of career. I will always remember his passion for the FS and the land. After a tour in the military I came back to work in Evanston for a summer and we lived at the Bear River Station again working for Earl. The Forest Service needs more people like Earl with a passion for the National Forest and the work. Earl continued a great tradition of Forest Rangers who went before him. He certainly was a positive influence on Patt and I. All the best to his family.

Joyce Williams
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Dear Arlene and Family, We are so sad to hear that Earl passed. He was a wonderful person, and he was my favorite in the office. He is the only person that I know that just loved his job so much, that they made him retire. I still have the clock hanging on my wall that he gave me for my retirement. I will always remember him. He is now in a better place and out of pain. We wish you love and piece in your time of sorry.

Jim and Joyce Williams

Fred N
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
To the Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my parent has been difficult for me.
However, I found this scripture helpful. At 2 Cor 1:3,4 it says: “3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
Hopefully thinking about what these verses state can help your family during this time as it has for me.

Terry Padilla
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Dear O'Driscoll family.....Condolences on Earl's passing. Earl was a fine man and provided great service to his family and community. A life well lived! Earl was the first person I met when I started my career in the Forest Service.....seems like yesterday. One cannot think of the Evanston Ranger District and Bear River Ranger Station without memories of Earl. God Bless....

Jack and LeeAnn Johnson
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Earl was my best friend growing up. I lived next door to him. We would ride horses and bikes, make rubber guns, swords and fish for minnows across the valley. He is a good man. I will miss him. Jack

Albert s Becker
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Earl four memorable years on the Evanston RD. Earl always exemplified and was an honorable part of "Service" in the Forest Service! Earl and I shared many hunting stories and Earl was always about family. I am sure he has a welcoming heaven audience listening to him now. I will continue to daily use the deer horn letter opener Earl made for me and think of Earl.

Ann Webb
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Arlene and family, So sad to hear of Earl's passing. He was a great man. It was a privilege to get to know you both better. Thoughts and love to you and yours. -Ann Webb

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