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Mildred  Dey

Memorial for Mildred Dey

Born on Jan. 17, 1927
Departed on Apr. 7, 2012 and resided in Forest Grove, OR.
Service: Saturday, Jun. 23, 2012
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Mildred Dey, 85, a resident of the Forest Grove community, died Saturday evening, April 7, 2012 at the Jennings McCall II Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove, Oregon.

MILDRED BROOKS was born January 17, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Ralph A. Brooks and Mildred (Linder) Brooks. She was raised and received her education in Brooklyn, having been a graduate of the High School Class of 1945. Upon her graduation she attended the American University, having received a Master's Degree.

She was united in marriage to Edwin Louis Dey on May 11, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. Following their marriage they made their home in various communities and countries as they followed Edwin's career in the United States Air-Corps (Airforce). Prior to moving to the Forest Grove community in 1986, they lived in Germany and England for many years.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, on April 29, 2008 at Forest Grove, Oregon, after celebrating over sixty-four years of marriage together. She continued residing at the Jennings McCall Retirement Community, following his death.

She had worked in administration for the Federal Government for the Department of Defense and Department of State for many years, until the age of sixty-two when she retired.

Mildred was a longtime and active member of the Unitarian Church in Hillsboro and had served on the Forest Grove Library Board for several years.

Among her special interests she enjoyed reading, socializing and she had a special love for music.

He was also preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Mildred Brooks.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas R. "Tom" and Patricia Dey, of Greeley, Colorado; and Philip A. "Phil" and Peggy Dey, of Cherry Grove, Oregon.

Also surviving are her four grandchildren, Michael Dey and his wife, Julie, of Seattle, Washington; Nicholas Dey, of Ogden, Utah; Alex Dey, and his companion, Carrie, of Portland, Oregon; and Jessi Dey and her husband, Matt, of Portand, Oregon; and her two great-grandchildren, Anna Pearl Schaffer and Augie Schaffer. Also survived by her long time caregivers Karissa, Laura, Barb and especially Elizabeth.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Forest Grove Library Foundation, 2114 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, in her memory.

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