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
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.
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.