Dyer, Doris Montgomery

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Doris Yvonne Montgomery Dyer passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006. Doris was born in Midland on Sept. 8, 1932, to Cecile and Thomas Montgomery.

The youngest of four children she is survived by two sisters, Anita Chase of Midland and Lois Host of Grand Rapids; brother Thomas (Joan) Montgomery of Rockwall, Texas; her devoted and loving husband of 51 years, Delwyn A. Dyer; two sons, Douglas (Susan) Dyer, David and his daughter Debora Anne; four granddaughters; Cassie and Morgan Stoevener, Sarah and Kristen Dyer and soon to be daughter-in-law, Amanda Miller; sister, Marion (Clem) Savoie of Rudyward and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Doris graduated from Midland High School, Michigan State University (bachelor of science and master of science) and Virginia Tech (Ph.D.). She taught in the public school junior and senior high, New River Community College and Radford University.

Doris had a passion for service and was a volunteer 4-H leader for over 30 years, an active member of the Real Estate Appaloosa Association, the Virginia Horse Council, the American Vaulting Association, TOPS Chapter 464 and the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club. Doris was the founder, manager and coach of the MT Tabor Vaulting Club and through that work provided leadership in the development of regional and national programs and events. She was an excellent seamstress. Doris designed and produced western and hunt seat show clothes and vaulting uniforms as wells as making clothes for herself and the family.

Doris loved to travel, covering many miles to horse and youth related events all over the United States. She also taught and lectured at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, the University of the Philippines and the Institute of Administration and Management Development at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

She was a member of the Blacksburg United Methodist Church and thoroughly enjoyed the Koinonia Class and its members.

Doris’ family wishes to acknowledge the excellent car and love given by Cindy Webster and her mother, Sue Lewis over the past two years. Cindy and Sue became like a family.

A memorial service celebrating Doris’ life will be conducted at the Blacksburg United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2006 with the Rev. Reggie Tuck officiating.

The family will received friends and associates in the Whisner building immediately following the service.

In her memory contributions can be made to the American Vaulting Association, 8205 Santa Monica Blvd., #1-288, West Hollywood, CA, 90046. It would be tax deductible. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Va.