Dyer, Doris Yvonne

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Doris Yvonne Montgomery Dyer passed away February 26, 2006. Doris was born in Midland, Mich. on 8 September, 1932 to Cecile and Thomas Montgomery.

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

Doris is a graduate of Midland High School, Michigan State University (BS&MS) and Virginia Tech (Ph.D.) She taught in the Public School (Jr. and Sr. High), New River Community College and Radford University. Doris had a passion for service and was a volunteer 4-H leader for over thirty years, an active member of the Real Estate community, the Virginia State Appaloosa Association, the Virginia Horse Council, the American Vaulting Association, TOPS Chapter 464 and the Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club.

She 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. She designed and produced western and hunt seat show clothes and vaulting uniforms as well 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.

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

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care and love given by Cindy Webster and her mom, Sue Lewis over the past two years. Cindy and Sue became like family.

A memorial service celebrating Doris’ life will be conducted at the Blacksburg United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2006 with the Rev. Reggie Tuck officiating. The family will receive friends and associates in the Wisner 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, Calif. 90046. It would be tax deductible. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Va.