Marie “Dolly” Dwyer, 98, passed away on January 14, 2020. Dolly was born in Mayville, ND, to Oscar and Ella Gustafson. She was the oldest of 11 children.
She graduated from Arnegard High School in North Dakota, and later attended Minot State College. She taught school in country schools in North Dakota and Unionville, MT. Even before her marriage, she was a 4-H leader and continued to be involved in 4-H. She taught young people through this group for 67 years. She received many accolades, one of which was being the first 4-H leader in the United States to receive the Salute to Excellence.
She married Terry Dwyer in 1941. After WWII, they moved to Montana, where Terry began his journalism career at the Independent Record in Helena. In 1953, they moved to Great Falls when Terry began working at the Great Falls Tribune. After following Terry’s journalism career and raising their family, the two traveled extensively until Terry’s death in 2007.
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