Jeanette <I>Keiffer</I> Dye

Jeanette Keiffer Dye

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Mar 2006 (aged 85)
Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA
Burial Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 13709736 · View Source
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November 24, 1920 - March 21, 2006

Jeanette K. Dye, 85 of Albany, passed away Tuesday, March 21, at Samaritan Albany General Hospital.
She was born November 24, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Lawrence and Lula May (Daugherty) Keiffer. She was raised in Cleveland and graduated from Shaw High School in 1938. She attended the University of Illinois and then enlisted in the United States Navy on November 7, 1942 and served as a code breaker during WW II until her honorable discharge on September 28, 1945.

While Jeanette was in the U.S. Navy some friends introduced her to a young Navy man from Oregon named James A. Dye and they married in Washington D.C. on April 28, 1945. After their discharge Jeanette and James moved to Roseburg and Toledo, OR for a short time before moving to Albany, OR in 1950. Jeanette was very involved in the lives of her children as a Girl Scout Leader as well as a PTA participant. She was the Bookkeeper for the Albany Chamber of Commerce from 1968 until 1983 and was very involved in the Veterans Day events in Albany. Jeanette played an active roll in raising funds to bring the YMCA to Albany. She enjoyed; puzzles, games, bowling, and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. But most of all Jeanette enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by; son William Dye of Salem; daughters Jeanette Scott of Salem and Patricia Binnendyk of Wilsonville, and grandchildren Sean Turino, Jamie Cole, Anthony Turino, Jeffery Binnendyk, Kristine Morris, Timothy Binnendyk, Michael Lehman, Frans Binnendyk, Nathan Dye, and Jase Dye, and sister Frances Agnew of Corvallis.

Jeanette was preceded in death by; daughter Luanne Dye, son James W. Dye, husband James A. Dye and brother Raymond Keiffer.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27, at 2:00 P.M. at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home with military honors provided by the U.S. Navy and the American Legion posts 10 and 51. Private burial will be at Knox Butte Cemetery in Albany. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association of Oregon and sent in care of the Funeral Home 805 Ellsworth St. SW Albany, OR 97321. (

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  • Maintained by: Kristy Johnson
  • Originally Created by: In memory of Scott
  • Added: 23 Mar 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jeanette Keiffer Dye (24 Nov 1920–21 Mar 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13709736, citing Knox Butte Cemetery, Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Kristy Johnson (contributor 47507073) .