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 Arvilla Lois Dyer

Arvilla Lois Dyer

Birth
Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Sep 2004 (aged 81)
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plainfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 55034979 · View Source
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obit pub. September 25, 2004
Berkshire Eagle, The (Pittsfield, MA)
Arvilla L. Dyer, 81; was Plainfield clerk
PLAINFIELD -- Arvilla Lois Dyer, 81, of Plainfield died Thursday at Williamstown Commons in Williamstown, where she had resided since January.
Miss Dyer served as town clerk for 26 years, burial agent for 24 years, president of the Cemetery Association for 26 years and secretary of the Master Street Address Guide Committee. She was veterans' graves officer for 24 years, president of the Plainfield Historical Society for 30 years, and chairwoman of the historical commission for 23 years and of the Bicentennial Committee.
Born in Pelham on Jan. 21, 1923, daughter of C. Frederick and M. Arvilla Sampson Dyer, she moved to Plainfield in 1924, where she graduated from Hallock Memorial School. She was a 1941 graduate of Amherst High School and received her bachelor's degree in special education from Western Michigan College of Education, now Western Michigan University, where she majored in occupational therapy.
Miss Dyer worked as an occupational therapist at various Veterans Administration hospitals in New England before entering the Army Reserve. During the Korean War, she went on active duty. After joining the regular Army, she served 20 years in Army hospitals around the country, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
She was master of the Plainfield Grange for 20 years and lady assistant steward, and a member of the state and national granges.
She was a member of Plainfield Congregational Church, and served as a deacon and chairwoman of the music committee. She was commander of Cummington Post 304 American Legion for 28 years and adjutant for 18 years, and a past matron of Joel Hayden Chapter 171 Order of Eastern Star.
She was an emergency medical technician with the Cummington Ambulance for 14 years and served as a first responder.
Miss Dyer also had been editor of The Plainfield Post since 1972 and a member of the What Nots.
She leaves a sister, Priscilla.
FUNERAL NOTICE -- A service for Arvilla L. Dyer will be held at Plainfield Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at 12:30, followed by burial in Plainfield Hilltop Cemetery. A reception will follow at Plainfield Town Hall at approximately 3. Donations in her honor may be made to Plainfield Congregational Church or to the Plainfield Historical Society, Plainfield, MA 01070. She also leaves nieces Nancy and Marcia and nephew Charles, as well as residents of Plainfield, to whom she was family.
Member #47283828

Arvilla was a force of nature.
She cared very deeply about her family, her community and her country.
It was an honor to have known her.


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Lt Col Arvilla L Dyer OTR
January 21 1923-September 23 2004
Army Medical Specialist Corp 1950-1971


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  • Created by: P.K. Magruder
  • Added: 16 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55034979
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arvilla Lois Dyer (21 Jan 1923–23 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55034979, citing Hill Top Cemetery, Plainfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by P.K. Magruder (contributor 47017377) .