We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston
Evelyn “Joyce” Dye of Boardman (formerly of Hermiston) was born January 12, 1929 in Willits, California. She was the youngest of three children born to Edwin and Kathleen (Browning) Allen. She passed away in Boardman on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at the age of 93.
Joyce grew up and attended schools in Willits, CA where she graduated from Willits Union High School in 1947 as her class valedictorian. She attended UC Berkeley after high school, returning to complete her degree in Geography in 1973. While in college she met Robert E. Dye and the couple were united in marriage in Berkeley, CA on March 24, 1950. The couple spent their first few summers working for the US Forest Service at fire watch lookouts. Joyce continued her career with the US Forest Service as a clerk, computer programmer and systems analyst until her retirement in 1986.
The couple lived in Lakeview, Oregon for five years and Burns, Oregon for an additional four years. In 1960, they moved to Walnut Creek, CA where she lived until moving to Hermiston in 2006. She has resided in Boardman for the past four years.
Joyce enjoyed being active in the community and was active in Altrusa, Friends of the Library, Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary, and Festival of Trees, as well as participating in other service opportunities in her community. She enjoyed doing genealogy and family history research, completing crossword puzzles and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her two siblings, Jack and Margaret.
She is survived by a son, Steve Dye; daughter, Susan Booher; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
No services will be held. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
To leave an online condolence for the family please go to www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Altrusa International of Hermiston Foundation, PO Box 794, Hermiston, OR 97838 or Friends of the Library for any public library.