Joyce Vig Dyer, 86, died April 25, 2019, at home in San Rafael, California.
She was born to Louis and Thora Vig on October 27, 1932, in Ketchikan.
She attended White Cliff Grade School and graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1950.
During her teenage years she worked as an usher at the old Revilla Theater, at the Sunny Point Cannery and Pacific Pearl Crab Cannery, and as a live-in nanny for Pat and Irene Lloyd's young son, Frankie.
She attended business school in Seattle, and was then employed by General Electric at the Atomic Research Facility in Hanford, Washington, where she met and married Gene H. Dyer in 1954. Later that decade they moved to the Washington, D.C, area, where Mr. Dyer joined the U.S. Navy, and they began their family in the early 1960s.
In 1963 they moved to San Rafael, a suburb of San Francisco.
“Over the years Joyce made a sustained difference in the community, including volunteering in the local school district and also organizing neighboring homeowners in the eventual purchase and safeguarding of the beautiful, hilly open spaces that overlook the bucolic valley,” her family writes. “As much as she loved living there, in more recent decades Joyce and Gene enjoyed returning to Ketchikan most summers to visit family and childhood friends — regular trips she always looked forward to, and cherished.”
Mrs. Dyer is survived by her daughter, Kym (Danny) Cox; son, Marc (Karen) Dyer; siblings, Luella V. (Frank) Edwards, fraternal twin, Carol V. (John) Hall, and Douglas A. (Doris) Vig; grandson, Tanar (Salina) Metzger, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.