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Nancy Jean Dye

December 23, 1943 — July 26, 2023

We are heartbroken to announce the death of our mother Nancy Dye. She passed away suddenly at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle on July 26, 2023 following a short but very brave battle against acute leukemia.


Nancy was born and raised in Berne, IN to Menno and Rosina Steury. Rosina proceeded Nancy in death shortly after Nancy was born. Menno then married Velma whom Nancy loved and considered her mother. She was one of eight children in a very close-knit family. She is proceeded in death by two brothers Palmer and Robert.


Following retirement after many years employed by U.S. West telephone company in Denver Colorado she and Bob moved to Orofino, ID and it quickly became home. Nancy was very active in the church, and her community. She will leave a big gap in the lives of many close friends and neighbors.


Bob and Nancy spent the years following retirement as "snowbirds" where they created a community of close-knit friends and neighbors. Nancy has friends from all over the United States as well as Canada.


Our mother was a bright light in this world. We used to joke that Nancy has never met a stranger. We know her loss is felt by so many and would like to thank you all for the kindness that you have shown our dad Bob and to all of us in this time of grief.


She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Dye - Her children, Theron Lautzenheiser (Charolette, dec.), Kristin Jordan, Bob Ricks (Dara Kae), Cathy Ryan (Steve), Cindy Christensen, Shawn Dye, Pam Whittle, grandchildren Rickey and Eriq Jordan, Dean and Kyle Whittle and numerous great and great great grandchildren whom she loved and took great pride in.


Per Nancy’s wishes a graveside ceremony will be held in her honor at Firth Idaho Cemetery, 615 East 750 North (Dye Family plot) Friday August 4th  at 2:00 P.M. All friends and family members are welcome. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.













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