Monday, June 4, 2012

Carol Bea (Laughlin) Dye 1937-2010

Carol Bea Dye, 72 of Waynesville, MO., died Sunday, March 7, 2010, in Dixon, MO.

Carol was born November 4, 1937 in Union County, Iowa, to James Ralph Laughlin and Pauline Elizabeth Ransom Laughlin. She went to 12 years of school in Camdenton and was a member of the 1955 graduating class.

She married Sgt. James Robert Bolin on May 11, 1958, and three children were born to them: Catherine Ann, Donald Eugene, and Brenda Sue. She married Duane Arthur Brown on July 9, 1966, and two children were born to them: Christina Lyn and Kenneth Ralph. She married Roy Lee Dye on March 17, 1984.

Carol was the secretary to the principal of Waynesville High School for many years until her retirement in 2003. She was very proud to have been elected as President of the MAEOP. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Waynesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Roy Lee Dye and Duane Brown; son, Kenneth Brown; sister, Mary Patricia Laughlin; and nephew, Dennis Anderson.

She is survived by: her children; Catherine Ann Stiga, Brenda Sue Dailey and Donald Eugene Brown, all of Waynesville, Mo. and Christina Lyn Hill of Killeen, Texas; her brothers, twin Jerol Lee (Sandy) Laughlin of Camdenton, Mo. and Ralph Dale (Barbara) Laughlin of Waynesville, Mo; and seven grandchildren; Erin, Alysha, Timothy, twins Shannon and Shawn, Christopher, Amanda, and Jasmine; 3 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory with Rev. Danny Graves officiating. Soloist Becky Lercher sang “Amazing Grace” and “Serenaded By Angels”. Serving as escorts were Dustin Gibbens, Jerry Dailey, Timothy Cook, and Randy, Matt and Jeff Laughlin. Serving as honorary escorts were Erv Morriss, Dwight Hensley and Butch O’Riley.

Graveside services were held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in the Laughlin Cemetery of Camdenton, Missouri. Joining the escorts at the cemetery were fellow Classmates of 1955: Mac Green, Keith Percival and James Grantham. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Carol Dye to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at the funeral home.

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