Obituary: Doyla Kay Dalen


Doyla Kay Dalen, 75, Noblesville, passed away Oct. 28, 2018, after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Doyla was born June 24, 1943, in Warsaw, Ind., to Doyle and Mary (Bailey) Ooley. Doyla spent her childhood in Bourbon, Ind.

Doyla married Robert Dalen December 30, 1976. She had a great love of driving semi trucks with Bob. She felt blessed to see this great country and they traveled all 48 contiguous states. They both loved riding motorcycles and were members of the Harley Owners Group in Denver, CO. Doyla had a great sense of humor which brightened others lives when they visited her.

Doyla is survived by her husband, Bob, daughters, Tamara (David) Wysk and Gaya Detches, both of Noblesville. Sons Dante (Carmelita) Dean of Gloucestor, Va.  and Christopher Dailey of Anderson, her mother, Mary K. Ooley of Noblesville, sister Kathy (Dennis) Treber of Mentone, Ind.; brothers Donavon (Maria) Ooley El Paso, Texas, and Larry Ooley of Westfield. She also was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Father Doyle Ooley and infant daughter Tracy Dionne Dailey preceded her in death.

A celebration of Doyla’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the American Legion, 1094 Connor St., Noblesville. It will be held in the social room of the basement. Cremation has taken place.