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Obituary for Dorothy Salyer

October 19, 1923 - September 12, 2020
Elyria, Ohio | Age 96

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Teacher


Dorothy Salyer "Dottie" (nee Boone), 96 of Elyria, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at The Villa Camillus Nursing Home in Columbia Station, Ohio following a lengthy illness. She was born October 19, 1923 in McAlester, Oklahoma.
Dottie was an educator and business owner for 56 years. She received her Masters Degree in Education in 1979 from Kent State University. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 79 years. As a charter member of the Elyria and Lorain Wards, she held multiple positions in the church. She served a mission with the church and was a temple worker. Dottie spent her life sharing the gospel and her personal testimony of her walk with the Lord with everyone.
She enjoyed playing the violin and accompanied and worked with community choral groups, founded and owned "Action Center for Preschoolers" in Elyria in 1963 and operated it for 32 years, and taught piano for many years to many young people in Elyria and Lorain County.
Mrs. Salyer is survived by her son, David Salyer (Michelle) of Clearwater, Florida; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Salyer; in infancy, a son, Randy Salyer and daughter, May Salyer; daughters, Andrea Thornburn and Deborah Everett; sister, Helen Young; grandson, James Everett, Jr.; parents, Daniel and Pauline (nee Wimberly) Boone.
A graveside service will be 10am Saturday, September 19 at Brookdale Cemetery. Bishop Roy Canonizado of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elyria Ward will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12090 Durkee Road, Grafton, Ohio 44044. Funeral arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Elyria.

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