Dolores Dyer
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San Antonio, TX
DYER
Dolores Lee Dyer was born on September 5, 1932 went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2013. When her family moved to San Antonio in 1932, she started school at Hot Wells School in the first grade. By the time she reached High School she had become interested in sports and played basketball, volleyball, and tennis. When she was a Senior, she was drafted by Thompson Motors women's fast pitch softball team where she became the starting shortstop. Then City Recreation Director Lou Hamilton brought the National Softball World Series to San Antonio and she got to play in her first National Tournament. She graduated from Hot Wells High School in 1950 and went to San Antonio College for two years. During this time, she acquired the nick name "Delo". She joined the church at Baptist Temple, and remained a member for the rest of her life. Wanting to pursue her sports skills, she moved to Fort Worth, where she played for the Motorettes for three years. The team made three straight appearances in the Softball World Series. She then became a member of the Texas Cowgirls, a touring basketball team, for one season. The team played across the Northern States, the highlight which was playing in Madison Square Garden twice before the Knicks game. She got to see George Mikan and Texan Slater Martin display their skills on the court. The tour then continued across New England and Canada. When the season ended, she returned to San Antonio where she enrolled in Incarnate Word College. She graduated in 1958 with a degree in Physical Education. After two years as a Coach at Incarnate Word High School and one year in San Angelo, she was able to join the Thomas Jefferson High School as a Biology teacher and Assistant Coach. When long time Girls Sports Director Bess Richards retired, she became the new Director. She had a long and successful career at Jefferson. Her teams won many awards. She retired in 1994, but remained a Jefferson supporter. She had purchased some land on Highway 16, between Boerne and Pipe Creek, and divided her time between there and her home in San Antonio. In 2001 she sold her rural property and moved to be closer to her Brother and her Sister-in-law. She was able to enjoy many happy years with them and her new neighbors. She also stayed in contact with her long time Jefferson friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Ruth Dyer. She is survived by her Brother, Charles Edwin Dyer, and her Sister-in-law, Jorene Ham Dyer.

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Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. ~ 9:00 P.M. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home with interment following at Mission Burial Park South. For personal acknowledgement you may sign the guestbook at www.missionparks.com in the obituary section.

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Dolores was an inspiration to me and many others! Seeing her at church and receiving her tight hugs was enough to make my day! I will miss her and can't wait to see her as she coaches Heaven's team!
Saul Ibarra
July 27, 2013
Delo was an inspiration for me and always matter of fact with a twinkle in her eye. My condolences to Edwin and Jorene, I will miss my friend who made such a postive contribution to women's sports and education.
Jackie Roberts
June 30, 2013
I was greatly saddened to learn of Miss Dyer's passing this past week. I had just learned about the upcoming 50th reunion of the 1963 graduating class of Jefferson High School and was about to try to make contact with Miss Dyer. She was the faculty sponsor of the last Girls' Cadet Corps at Jefferson, and I was its last colonel. Miss Dyer's leadership, counsel, influence, and wisdom have stood many of us in good stead through the years, and I'm just sorry I did not get to express my appreciation to her as the years went by. She was a blessing beyond words to describe.
Helen Rizk Shinpaugh
June 29, 2013
The Glomski family will always remember Delo!
Patti Harper
June 29, 2013
My Dearest Delo,
It is so hard to accept that you are gone because you have been such a large part of my life. You inspired me in so many ways that words can not describe! Being my coach, my Lariat sponsor,and my good friend has given me such wonderful memories! My heart is filled with such wonderful times spent with you...first in fear :-), then in love and devotion. You are in such a better place at this time, resting in the Lord's arms...that is the only thing that comforts me at this time! Thank you for making my high school years, and after, so blessed! I can see that "twinkle" in your eyes right now...thank you, Delo...you will be greatly missed!

With love,

Mary Anne Glomski Doelling, Class of '73
June 29, 2013
Dear Edwin and Jorene - My heart is heavy with sorrow and also light with knowing that Delo is in Heaven with the Lord she loved. She was such a mentor and guide for me - shaping so much of who I am today with her high expectations, integrity, discipline, and deep caring for her students. It was one of my highest honors to serve as a Lariat officer for the first two years of the organization. What an amazing sponsor and friend. My family adopted her because of her loving involvement with us in our Jeff activities. She meant the world to us.

Delo's legacy will live on in all of us who were privileged to have crossed her path through this lifetime. Thank you, Delo.

And may God bless you with warm and loving memories of this awesome and great woman.
Barbara (Glomski) James
June 29, 2013
It was a shock and very sad to hear of the passing of Miss Dyer. She was our very popular P.E. teacher as well as in charge of the club I was in, The Lariats. She was great in both roles. I have nothing but wonderful memories of Miss Dyer. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I know she will be missed by many. Shelley Child, Class of '71
June 28, 2013
To the Family of Coach Dyer

How do I remark upon the empowerment Coach Dyer placed in my soul and how she influenced me in more ways than one. Coach Dyer was first and foremost a forcible Coach. She meant business and she had no problem expressing it. I remember my initial introduction, I respectfully feared her. There was no other option. Her resolve and directness was strongly linked to her integrity and value system. I was a better athlete because of her but most importantly I am a better human being. Rest in Peace Coach Dyer.

Stacey (Shelton) Markich – Class of '87
June 28, 2013
To the Family of Coach Dyer

How do I remark upon the empowerment Coach Dyer placed in my soul and how she influenced me in more ways than one. Coach Dyer was first and foremost a forcible Coach. She meant business and she had no problem expressing it. I remember my initial introduction, I respectfully feared her. There was no other option. Her resolve and directness was strongly linked to her integrity and value system. I was a better athlete because of her but most importantly I am a better human being. Rest in Peace Coach Dyer.

Stacey Shelton – Class of '87
June 28, 2013
Our condolences to the family at this time of sorrow. She was a excellent teacher. From Bumble Bee Flowers Family & Staff.
Bumble Bee Flowers
June 28, 2013
Dolores was a life time member of the San Antonio Area Retired Teachers Association. We join with her family and friends in saying goodbye to a remarkable teacher and person. We extend our sympathy for your loss. God Bless.
San Antonio Area Teachers Association
June 28, 2013
Rest in peace always and forever. Ann Ledesma class of 86
June 27, 2013
Dear Edwin and Jorene,
I have read with great interest all the wonderful things Dolore's students have to say about her. I would like to think that my students might have some-thing half as nice to say about me. She was surely loved. My sympathy for you loss which is really a loss to all.
Bonnie & Walter Kuykendall
Bonnie Kuykendall
June 27, 2013
Sending deepest condolences to the family on the passing of Coach Dyer. I had the opportunity to play basketball for Coach Dyer. She was tough and passionate on the court but always a gentle soul off the court. She was adored and will be missed by many.
Debra Zerda, Class of 82
June 27, 2013
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~RIP MS. DYER~
I would like to thank Ms. Dyer not only for teaching me how to be competitive in the sport of Volleyball but more importantly leadership and courage.
Celebration of your life well lived. I will cherish the memories forever.
Ms. Dyer will be deeply missed by so many that knew her.
Juanita Ireland Garza Fitzpatrick
"Class of 79."Originally,"Class of 80"
Juanita Ireland Garza Fitzpatrick
June 27, 2013
I was privileged to be a classmate of "Delo" at Hot Wells. She was a good friend. Loved to play tennis with her.
Loretta (Moehrig) Morgan.
June 27, 2013
I'll never forget the first time I met her in the gym during my first P.E. period at Jeff. I was terrified. But she recruited me and playing volleyball at Jeff on J.V. and Varsity Teams will always be a cherished and never forgotten. Ms. Dyer was a tough coach but was loved by all. Her discipline and many successes at Jefferson will remain in the history books. She will be missed. Rest in Peace. Julie Riecher Vasquez Thomas Jefferson Class of '74.
Julie Vasquez
June 27, 2013
oh delo im so sorry . I found out when bobby hutto e-mailed me . I love u so much im sorry I was not there for u these last few years.
June 27, 2013
I was fortunate to have Miss Dyer as a teacher at Jefferson in the late '60s, and was delighted to see that she had changed very little when I saw her at a San Antonio Sports Foundation event a few years ago. She had a positive impact on many young lives during her years at Jeff, which is a great legacy. May she rest in peace.
Suzanne Lutz Benavides
June 27, 2013
LOVE YOU!!
May God's Grace Always Shine On Your Family.

Barbara Pittman
Thomas Jefferson Class of '67
Barbara Pittman
June 27, 2013
Coach Dyer taught me how to play volleyball better but it was a lot more than that that I learned from her. She encouraged me to be and do my best at everything in life. I will never forget her and I'm so thankful (and ultimately have been blessed) to have played on her team; for me, she defines the word "coach".
Thomas Jefferson High School, Class of 1986
Frances Jenks
June 27, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I was in her Jeff volleyball team and Lariat Card team for the 3 years. She taught me to be responsible; have integrity; and to be proud of who I was! I will always remember her runnung across the football field to tell us how proud she was of all of us for a perfect performance! She taught me how to set, dig, spike, and block those balls! She will always have a special place in my heart! God Bless! Coach, teach those angels some volleyball! Class of 1972!
Carmen Arreche
June 27, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I was in her Jeff Volleyball team and a member of her Lariats card section in 70-72. She taught me to be responsible, have integrity, and to be proud of who I was. She also taught me how to set, dig, spike, and block those balls! I will always remember her running across the football field during a game to tell her card section how proud she was of all of us! Coach will always have a special place in my heart and be greatly missed by all!
June 27, 2013
To the family of Coach Dyer,
So sorry for your loss, I pray that your beautiful memories comfort you in this difficult time.
Joyce Rodriguez Louis
Thomas Jefferson H.s.
Class of 76
Joyce Louis
June 27, 2013
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