Hyde

Deloris May Hyde – age 88. Deloris was the daughter of Lillian and Carl Finger.  Her dad worked at Buick and she attended school in Flint, graduating from Flint Northern in 1949.  They had a summer cottage on Silver Lake and later moved to a permanent home on Lake Fenton.  She attended Fenton High in 1947-48. Deloris married Royce Hyde in 1955.  She was a long time keyboard player.  She taught piano in Flint, Fenton, and at her brother’s store called Howard’s Music Studio.  Her big interest in life was music.  She played in many bands and small groups. After getting married she taught piano at home and worked with her husband, Royce at Hilltop Orchards.  She also ran the donut machine, and she was the one who started making cider pops which were sold for many years. She was active as an organist for Fenton Chapter OES and served as Grand Organist for Michigan 1988-1989, traveling the state.  She will be missed.  She always would fill in and play if someone was missing and they needed music.  She also was a member of Fenton Bay View Club and the Fenton First Presbyterian Church. Deloris and Royce enjoyed traveling in their pickup camper and motor home.  She was a 70 year insulin dependent diabetic so the motor home travel helped her to always have her supplies with her.  They even traveled to Florida to watch a former piano student go up as an astronaut. Deloris has two daughters, Deanna Hyde Haase (Fenton) and Nancy Hyde Davis (Lennon); two granddaughters,Catharine Cypher (Washington, DC), and Sydney Hyde (Imlay City); grandsons, Harrison Cypher (Fenton), Owen Cypher (Oxford). She loved her family, was friendly to all, and always had a smile on her face. She lost her vision in July 2019 and fell December 2, 2019, fractured her hip, and never recovered.  She died December 28, 2019 and probably is up there with a smile on her face thinking how Royce will have to learn how to cook. We miss her smile and music every day.  Royce and Deloris had 65 years together so life is different now. She was laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery on December 31, 2019.

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