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.
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
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Published by San Antonio Express-News on Jun. 27, 2013.