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Samuel Rees Dye

1929 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Samuel Rees Dye Obituary
Samuel Rees Dye
1929 - 2014
Moroni, UT- Samuel Rees Dye passed away on February 10, 2014, at the age of 84, while recovering from pneumonia at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. Sam was born to Samuel Rees Dye and Mary Vivian Lamb Dye on July 12, 1929, in Wales, Utah, and was the youngest of four children. He married Mary Maxine Arnoldson in the Manti Temple on October 2, 1950, in Manti, Utah. He graduated from Moroni High School, where he was student body president. The caption under his yearbook picture was "Frank Sinatra of Moroni High School." Sam learned mechanics and used that talent and knowledge for most of his employment through the years. Sam was drafted into the Army during the Korean War but was never sent to combat. He served in the Utah National Guard for many years until retirement age. He worked with the Boy Scouts and helped some to become Eagle Scouts. He served in many callings in the LDS Church and was a member and secretary in the American Legion in Moroni. He loved the Lord, loved his children and grandchildren, loved music, sang and played the guitar and violin, and was proud to be an American. He has lived in Moroni most of his life. Sam is survived by his six children, Dixie (Robert) Bowen, Dinah (Branch) Cox, Tammy (Ron) Cox, Barney (Julie) Dye, Lisa Frandsen, and Jason (Christy) Dye; 26 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Cocoa. Sam is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Mary Maxine; a granddaughter, Amy; his siblings, Sarah Pederson, Rex Dye, and Rita Bradshaw. The Sam Dye Family appreciates and thanks the doctors and staff at Central Valley Medical Center and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their care and kindness in treating Sam. Funeral services will be held at the LDS Church in Moroni, Utah (82 N Center), at Noon, on Saturday, February 15, 2014. There will be a viewing prior to the service at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery with Military Honors. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com

Published in Deseret News on Feb. 12, 2014
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