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Joan Alice (Emmett) Dyer

October 3, 1937 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Joan Dyer Obituary

Joan (Joanie) Alice Emmett Dyer passed away peacefully on January 20, 2024 at the age of 86 at Rangely District Hospital in Rangely, Colorado. Joan was born on October 3, 1937 in Fall River, Massachusetts, to George Arthur and Grace Blakney Emmett.

When she was sixteen years old her father moved his family to California, where Joan later met Billy Dee Dyer Sr. They were later married on January 27, 1957. Bill had a daughter from a previous marriage named Linda Lee Dyer. Bill and Joan later had Billy Dee Dyer Jr., Debra Lynn Dyer, and Daniel Bruce Dyer. Bill and Joan later divorced, after 25 years of marriage.

Joan loved Jesus, her family, and going to church. She enjoyed doing yard work and working in her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She was very artistic. She did drawings, oil paintings, sewing, and cake decorating. She took a college course for cake decorating and decorated cakes for all occasions and for family and others throughout Sutherlin, Oregon and Rangely, Colorado. Joan also enjoyed playing bingo and Skip-Bo with her friends.

She prayed for and with many hurting people throughout her life and also fed the hungry. When she prayed and spoke in tongues, prayers were answered. She was a warrior and an intercessor of God.

Joans legacy will live on through her children and their children's children.

Mom, grandma, GG & GGG- you did such an awesome job raising us all by the Word of God The Bible. Thank you and we all love you and will miss you. Until we all meet again in Heaven.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents, George and Grace Emmett; brothers Jack and George Emmett; sister Susie Emmett Franklin; ex husband Billy Dee Dyer Sr.; and grandson, Daniel Dyer Jr.

Joan is survived by her brother, James (Jimmy) Emmett; stepdaughter Linda Dyer Purvis; sons Billy Dee Dyer Jr., and Daniel Bruce Dyer Sr.; daughter Debra Lynn Dyer Freeman (Darrell); grandchildren Don Purvis III, Holly Purvis, Jesse Purvis, Sonny Purvis, Jamie Dyer Zagar (Steve), Ryan Kiker, Kelly Freeman Tracy (Sean). Also survived by great grandchildren: Katlyn, Steven, Logan, Shianne, Mason, Brooklyn, Bentley, Harmony, Tracy Clark (Beaudee), Paiten Tracy (Aunesty), Jon Tracy, Ivan. Great great great grand children: Gracelyn, Woodsen, Linken; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life for Joanie will be held Saturday February 17, 2024 at 5:00pm at the Living Water Assembly Church in Rangley. A Private family burial for Joanie took place January 31 in the Rangley Cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.


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Celebration of Life
February 17, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Living Water Assembly Church
204 East Rio Blanco Avenue
Rangely, CO 81648


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