Dye 90th birthday celebration planned

On Jan. 14 Phyllis (Dobbins) Dye will celebrate her 90th birthday. To help her celebrate, her children are throwing a 90th birthday open house in her honor on Jan. 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Gilman United Methodist Church at 312 Gilman Ave. They are asking any of her classmates, friends and family to attend.

Phyllis is the daughter of the late Louis and Shirley Dobbins and the wife of the late Calvin C. Dye whom she was married to for 52 years before he passed in 2002. She is a graduate of Marietta High School Class of 1946 and worked at Broughton’s Dairy, Elberfeld’s and her husband’s accounting firm, Dye & Dye Accounting before and after raising her four children. Her children are Gary Dye of Marietta, Joyce and Janet Dye of Williamstown and Nancy (Dye) Diehl of Dover. She has seven grandchildren: Steve and Mike Dye of Marietta; Emily Diehl of Reno; Kevin Diehl of Marietta; Gloria Diehl of Woodsfield; Vanessa (Diehl) Moses of Frayzeesburg; and Alex Diehl of Brenham, Texas. She also has six great-grandchildren: Haley and Bethany Dye of Marietta; Nahum and Moses Dye of Lowell; and Zachary and Andrew Watson of Frayzeesburg.

She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and enjoyed crafts, gardening, singing and playing the piano. She sang in the Marietta community’s production of Handel’s “Messiah” and the choir at Norwood United Methodist Church for many years. She was also an amazing cook and baker and enjoyed baking unusual cakes for her family as well as cookies for Christmas and fundraisers for bake sales.

She is a member of the Norwood United Methodist Church but has also been attending the Gilman United Methodist Church with her daughter Janet. She is a member of the Williamstown Red Hatters, Williamstown Women’s Club and Williamstown Senior Citizens.

Friends and family are welcome to stop by to wish Phyllis a happy birthday and enjoy a piece of cake, punch and coffee. Cards are welcome but the family asks you to not bring gifts or presents. Parking is available in the lot beside the church.