Donald R. "Donnie" Dye died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Cañon City, Colo., to Edward L. and Hazel Bell Tyler Dye.
A former resident of Copeland and Sublette, Mr. Dye worked as a painter in Cañon City and Colorado Springs before retiring in 2000. He served in the U.S. Navy.
On Feb. 25, 1960, he married Wanda Kiehl. They divorced on June 30, 1965. On Sept. 17, 1994, he married Carol L. Parker Rinke in Fremont County, Colo. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Rick Dye of Auburn, Wash.; a daughter, Robin Barstow of International Falls, Minn.; two stepsons, Randy Rinke of Coal Creek, Colo., and Harry Rinke of Canon City; three stepdaughters, Lynn McClure of Florence, Colo., Joyce Hicks of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, and Darlene Hayes of Colorado Springs; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carl and Robert Dye, both of Cañon City, and Ted Dye of Texas; and two sisters, Linda Campbell of Canon City, and Beverly Jackson of Riverton, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life service will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 469 Crestmoor Road in Canon City. Military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.