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Dee AnDyke Passed January 26, 2022

Dee AnDyke of Redmond passed away peacefully January 26, 2022 surrounded by family at the age of 100.

Dee is survived by her three children: Linda, George, and Tom; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Dee was born Delores Mary Rice in South Dakota to George and Ethel Rice. She spent most of her childhood in Nebraska. After graduating from high school, she moved to Oregon to be near family. There she met her future husband, William (Bill) AnDyke. They were married on May 18, 1946 and proceeded to have three children that they raised in southeast Portland. In 1972, they purchased a cabin in Camp Sherman where they spent much of their time with family enjoying nature. Dee was a loving mother and grandmother. Whether it was fishing, hunting, holiday gatherings, or casual visits, spending time with family was one of her greatest joys.

Dee’s talents were many. She was a fantastic cook, known for her pies and homemade bread. She also enjoyed playing games and was especially good at jacks, pinochle, and Scrabble. She had an excellent vocabulary, making it a challenge for anyone to beat her. She liked to stay active and was an avid bowler. She played regularly in a league well into her 80s.

Dee will be missed greatly by all that knew her. Her kind heart and warm spirit will be remembered by all those she touched.

 

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