Dorothy Ruth Vye 87 of Richmond departed this life with her husband of 61 years holding her hand on October 26, 2020.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Born in Aldan, Pennsylvania, she was active in church, sports, Girl Scouts, AAUW and the League of Women Voters. She was a community leader and activist in education and environmental issues especially land use. She insisted on organic health food and read labels to avoid artificial colors and preservatives.
While in HS she was a majorette and played flute in the band, sang in the choir, and was inducted in to the National Honor Society. She earned a BA from Ohio Wesleyan and a Master’s of Education degree from Temple University. She played 3 varsity sports in HS and excelled in Field Hockey at the collegiate level. She was even invited to play in 2 National USA Field Hockey tournaments. While at Temple she was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach for 2 years. After leaving Temple she continued her dedication to girl’s sports as a basketball and field hockey coach and referee.
She will be remembered for her lively, friendly nature.
Preceded in death by her Father Earnest F. Miller and Mother Marjorie M. Miller, Sister Barbara A. Miller and Brother Kenneth W. Miller.
She will be lovingly remembered by her Husband, Lloyd J. ” Bud” Vye, Daughter Laura J. Wright (grandsons Daniel and Evan Wright), son Andrew E. Vye (daughter-in-law Carla Haack Vye).
Services to be held online livestreaming at Trinity United Methodist Church on November 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm. https://www.trinityumc.net/memorial-service/. Service will be archived a few days if you are unable to view live. Interment will follow later in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA alongside her sister Barbara.
If you would like to dedicate a memorial in Dorothy’s name, please do so to the AAUW Fund at https://www.aauw.org (American Association of University Women is a 135 yr old non–profit which helps promote educational and economic equity for girls and women.
Arrangements by Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel.