Dorothy (Austin) Dolby

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Dorothy Austin Dolby, age 80 of DuBois, Pa., died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 2, 1936, in Zephyrhills, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Esther Austin, the oldest of five siblings.
Graduating from Zephyrhills High School in 1954, she attended Nyack Missionary College (now Nyack College) in Nyack, N.Y., where she met her future husband, Milford Dolby, originally from DuBois, Pa. He preceded her in death.
After marrying her on Aug. 24, 1956, Milford served several pastorates with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, mainly in western Pennsylvania. Dorothy found fulfillment as a pastor's wife and mother of four. She professed faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age and evidenced a lively and earnest devotion to Him and His Church all her days.
She is survived by four children: Debby Rouzer and her husband, John of Altoona, Pa., Becky Curley and her husband, Roy of Rockton, Pa., Dwight Dolby and his wife, Marcia of Venice, Fla., and John Dolby and his wife, Noel of Tucson, Ariz.; four younger siblings: Edith McGavern of Zephyrhills, Fla., Ada Tonnessen of Lexington, N.C., Arthur Austin III of Salem, Ore., and Liz Goetze of Bonney Lake, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her infant granddaughter, Hope Bernadette Dolby.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10-11 a.m. at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with her son, the Rev. Dwight Dolby officiating.
Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Great Commission Fund, 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 or via https://secure.cmalliance/org/give/
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Published in The Courier Express on Mar. 23, 2017