Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1937

Claudine Jacoby Dyer CLAUDINE BERTHA JACOBY DYER of Grand Junction, CO, passed from this Earth to Heaven on Jan. 6, 2005. In Claudine's words, "My wings have dropped down." We are all richer for having shared the light that was Claudine's life on Earth. Claudine was born Sep. 17, 1919 in Hext, TX, to Max & May Jacoby. Claudine spent her childhood in Ranger, TX, and attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1937 at Ranger, TX. She was a resident of Grand Junction, CO since 1953. Internment was at Orchard Mesa Cemetery in Grand Junction. Claudine married Clarles H. Dyer in Aug. of 1937. He died on Feb. 7, 1991 in Grand Junction, after more than 53 years of marriage. The Dyers owned & operated Tri-State Tool Company, a large mining equipment supply & maintenance company until 1980, where Claudine served as bookkeeper and office manager. Claudine was a member of Redlands Community Church, and Sunshine Order of the Eastern Star Number 53. Her hobbies included oil painting, & needle-crafts including crocheting, knitting, needlepoint and sewing. Friends and family hold cherished afghans, sweaters and works of art designed and crafted by Claudine's talented and gifted hands. Claudine was a loving caregiver to the sick and frail. Devotion to her family was unfailing, her love boundless, and her strength unshakable. Claudine was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles, one brother, Douglas Jacoby (RHS-1949), two sisters, Clara Mae Watson (RHS-1952), Maxine Asher (RHS-1942), her mother-in-law, a sister-in-law, and several brothers-in-law, who she tended while they were ill. Her loving daughter, Patsy Wubben (John) of Astoria, Oregon; and two loving sons, Mike Dyer and Rick Dyer (Mona) of Grand Junction survive Claudine. She also leaves behind five adoring grand-children, which includes Andrea Long of Astoria, OR; Damon Wubben of Los Angeles; Scott Burns of Paonia; and Kyndall and Brandon Dyer of Grand Junction. Four great-grandsons also blessed Claudine's life. They are John Wubben, along with Joshua, David and Jesse Burns. Caudine's final years were enriched through the love and companionship of Walter "Buddy" Plank of Grand Junction. Claudine also leaves behind a bereaved sister and brother, LaVerne Jacoby (RHS-1940) & Mellenger Max Jacoby (RHS-1936), both of Texas; brother-in-law, Ken Dyer (Joyce) of Grand Junction, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends across the country. Mike Dyer SON: MICHAEL DAVID "MIKE" DYER, 85, passed away on April 3, 2012, after battling COPD. He was 68. Mike was born in Ranger, TX on Nov. 8, 1943, to Charles & Claudine (Jacoby) Dyer. He grew up in Grand Junction and graduated from Grand Junction High School. After high school he married & later divorced Kennita Barrett. They had a son, Scott Burns of Paonia. Mike was especially proud of his work in the mining industry and of his son, Scott, who continues to work in the mining industry as well. He enjoyed following his grandsons athletics and other activities. Grandpa Mike never missed a birthday and will be missed by his three grandsons, Josh, age 21 who attends the University of Northern Colorado; David, age 17, and Jesse, age 11, who attend school in Paonia. His hobbies included photography and restoring old trunks. In his younger years he also enjoyed scuba diving. He was a Camaro enthusiast and when he worked for GM he got one off-the-line in the early 60's. In 2010 his love still continued for the Chevy muscle car and he had to have one. Mike is survived by his son, Scott and wife, Kitty of Paonia; his sister, Patsy and husband, John Wubben of Astoria, Oregon, & brother, Rick and wife, Mona of Grand Junction & their families. Mike also leaves behind Ruth Reed a longtime friend and companion of Grand Junction. He was preceded in death by his parents.