Obituary: Douglas ‘Dougie’ Sibbald Dolfie

Douglas ‘Dougie’ Sibbald Dolfie
Jan. 9, 1936 – Dec. 5, 2018

Douglas “Dougie” Sibbald Dolfie

Douglas “Dougie” Sibbald Dolfie passed away at Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury on Dec. 5, 2018, from complications of heart disease.
Dougie was born Douglas Hungerford Sibbald in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 9, 1936. She was the daughter of Dr. Reginald Spalding Sibbald and Minerva Lawson Sibbald. Her father was the head of the romance language department at Ursinus College in Collegeville. Her mother was a rare woman for her time with a college degree, and a music teacher who later roamed the mountains of West Virginia instructing students in 100 schools.
Dougie graduated from Elkins High School in 1953. During those four years, she was a majorette in the marching band and proudly carried the letter “S” at all performances.
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DAR Honors Community Volunteer

DAR Regent Phyllis Lynes presents Alice Coulombe with the Community Service Award.
DAR Regent Phyllis Lynes presents Alice Coulombe with the Community Service Award.

Martin Severance Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is actively celebrating Women’s History Month. At their March meeting, they honored Alice Coulombe with the prestigious DAR Community Service Award. This award is given to an individual who has significantly served the community as a volunteer.
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Local Students Receive DAR Honor

Photo courtesy Don José Verdugo Chapter, NSDAR
DAR Good Citizen chair Lynne Thompson (left) and Chapter Regent Caroline Craven (right) presented five local students with the prestigious DAR Good Citizen Award. Honored were Dalia Saklaway, Clark Magnet High School; Sophia Corbisiero, Flintridge Prep; Daniel Kim, Crescenta Valley High School; Leah Nagel, La Cañada High School; and Margaret “Maggie” Maguire, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.

Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored local students during a luncheon meeting held recently at Oakmont Country Club and presented them with the Society’s prestigious Good Citizen Award.
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Local Author Speaks to DAR Chapter

Joe Puglia

Local resident Joe Puglia, and a favorite guest speaker at meetings of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, visited once again, but this time as the author of his newly published book “The Girl With the Purple Ribbon.” Puglia, a Marine Corps veteran, wrote a story of friendships, love and war during divisive and tumultuous times. Continue reading “Local Author Speaks to DAR Chapter”

DAR Honors Seven Local Students

Photos courtesy Martin Severance Chapter DAR Good Citizen award winners Johanna Dickie, Blair High School; Brenda Lopez-Ardon, John Muir High School; Zoe Reed, Marshall Fundamental School; Natalie Scigliano, Alverno Heights Academy and Gray Harmon, Pasadena High School. Not pictured: Sarah Lizarde, St. Monica Academy.
Photos courtesy Martin Severance Chapter DAR
Good Citizen award winners Johanna Dickie, Blair High School; Brenda Lopez-Ardon, John Muir High School; Zoe Reed, Marshall Fundamental School; Natalie Scigliano, Alverno Heights Academy and Gray Harmon, Pasadena High School. Not pictured: Sarah Lizarde, St. Monica Academy.
American History Essay Contest winner Nathaniel Elson Rogers, from St. Monica Academy with Sarah Towne-diCicco, essay contest chair.
American History Essay Contest winner Nathaniel Elson Rogers, from St. Monica Academy with Sarah Towne-diCicco, essay contest chair.

Pasadena’s Martin Severance Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual Awards Breakfast honoring seven local students in two categories — American history and good citizenship. Phyllis Lynes, regent, opened the chapter meeting and welcomed everyone, and the Blair High School ROTC Honor Guard presented the colors.
The DAR Good Citizen Award is given annually to outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The chapter honored six winners: Gray Harmon, Pasadena High School; Sarah Lizarde, St. Monica Academy; Zoe Reed, Marshall Fundamental High School; Johanna Dickie, Blair High School; Brenda Lopez-Ardon, John Muir High School; and Natalie Scigliano, Alverno Heights Academy. Each honoree received a monetary award, a certificate and a pin from the chapter. Johanna Dickie was selected as the chapter winner and will represent the chapter at the district level.
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