Dorothy Marie Jolley died early Saturday morning, May 19, at her home in Canyon City. She was 87 years old.
Mrs. Jolley was born Sept. 8, 1919 in Hope, Kansas, to Lester and Marie Dayhoff. Later, the family moved to Wamego and then Emporia, Kansas, before finally settling in Abilene, Kansas. She graduated from Abilene High School in 1938.
Following graduation, Mrs. Jolley was employed as a cashier for the J.C. Penney store in Abilene. She married Leroy "Buss" Jolley on December 8, 1940 at the Methodist Church Parish in Abilene.
The couple and their son, Steve, moved to John Day in September of 1963, to help in the installation and management of Grant County's first radio station, KJDY. She worked at the station as an operator, bookkeeper and program director, retiring in 1983.
She enjoyed fishing, planting flowers, sewing and reading.
Survivors include her husband "Buss," son Steve and daughter-in-law Patty Jolley, all of Canyon City, and one sister, Patty Wilson of San Antonio, Texas. Several nieces and nephews living in Texas and California also survive her.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 2 p.m., at the Canyon City Cemetery, with Donn Willey officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Home Health & Hospice service.
Driskill Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.