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