Dorothy A. Wylie, 78, of Murphy, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at a Murphy hospital after a long battle with lung cancer.
Dottie, as she was known, was originally from Bellows Falls, Vt. She graduated from Bellows Falls Union High School in 1958, and married her late husband, Bruce.
From Bellows Falls, the Wylies moved to Ridgefield, Conn., then to Redding, Conn., then to Sarasota, Fla., where she worked as a sales clerk for The Sport Shop at Five Points for seven years. In 1982, they moved to Murphy.
Dottie joined Kerr Drug as a sales associate in 2005. She continued to work as a sales associate after Kerr Drug was bought out by Walgreen’s, where she was the customer care award area winner in 2015. Dottie enjoyed her job at Kerr Drug and Walgreen’s and the people she worked with, but more importantly she loved her customers.
When not working, Dottie was the life of every party. She enjoyed dancing, especially the polka. Being of Polish descent, she loved her Polish polka music and was not afraid to share with those unfamiliar with her zest for Polish music. Dottie was also an avid NASCAR fan and would cheer on her favorite driver, Jimmie Johnson.
Dottie was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Murphy.
She was the daughter of the late Larry Ferland and Blanche Ferland Siliski, and was married to the late Edward Bruce Wylie, who died July 12, 2014.
Surviving are her daughter, Donna Hazeltine and husband Jeff of Venice, Fla.; a son, Edward Wylie of Murphy; six grandsons, Edward Wylie of Binghamton, N.Y., Jonathan Wylie of Franklin, Christian Wylie of Crescent City, Fla., Cameron Wylie of St. Petersburg, Fla., Chance Hazeltine and Chad Hazeltine of Venice, Fla.; one great-grandson and two great-granddaughters.
No memorial service has been set at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Dorothy Wylie to: Valley River Humane Society, P.O. Box 658, Murphy, NC 28906 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.