Phyllis Holden Dole Biography – Phyllis Holden Dole Wiki
Phyllis Holden Dole (born Phyllis Holden Macey) was an occupational therapist and the first wife of Senator Bob Dole. She attended Concord High School and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an occupational therapy degree. She worked as an occupational therapist after college graduation and returned to the field as a consultant for the entire western half of the State of Kansas many years later.
She served on the Kansas Judiciary Board and was always involved in the annual Kansas Day celebration. She was also a member of the Hospital Auxiliary at Stormont-Vail in Topeka, KS.
She opened her own antiques shop, Benchmark Antiques, in Sylvan Grove, KS and was a gifted artist and craftsman in her own right. Her interest in antiques, folk art and art continued throughout her life.
Phyllis Holden Dole Age
She was born in Rochester, NH, in 1925. She passed away on April 22, 2008. She was 83 years old.
Bob Dole Phyllis Holden Dole – Bob Doles First Wife
Phyllis Holden Dole was the first wife of Senator Bob Dole. They were married from 1948 until their divorce in 1972. Phyllis and Bob Dole ate dinner together twice (Christmas and Easter) in the last year of their marriage, when Dole crisscrossed the nation for the RNC. In 1971 Dole abruptly told his wife, “I want out.” Dole had his only child, Robin, with Phyllis after they had thought adoption would be the only way for them to conceive a child.
She was previously married to Lon Buzick. In 1986, she married Benjamin A. Macey, her high school sweetheart, and spent 22 of her happiest years with him.
Phyllis Holden Dole Family
She was predeceased by her parents, Edward Wight Holden and Estelle Bennett Holden. In addition to her husband, Benjamin A. Macey, she is survived by her daughter, Robin Dole, her sister, Joyce Nash, her stepchildren Gail Ackley, Holly Reeder, Diane Wright, Ellen Fioretti, Lee Macey, Sara Macey, Lauren Williams, and their many children.
Phyllis Holden Dole Death
Phyllis Holden Dole passed away on April 22, 2008, at the age of 83.
Phyllis Holden Dole Cause of Death
A cause of death was not revealed.
Phyllis Holden Dole Obituary
According to Phyllis Holden Dole’s Obituary published by Topeka Capital-Journal on May 7, 2008, she “was a woman of many talents and was always involved in a project, helping others, chairing a committee or creating beautiful portraits, theorem paintings, folk art or cross-stitched sweatshirts…She was a great hostess and loved entertaining family and friends in her home even her daughters teenage peers.”