CYNTHIA MILLER DYER Died at her home in Napa on September 13, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Norman Dyer and six children; Norman Dyer Jr, Concord; Lenora Dyer, Athens, GA; Jeffery Dyer, Mt View; Andrea Dyer Miller, Corte Madera; Anthony Dyer, Sacramento; and Kathryn Madruga, Sacramento. There are seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren scattered among the above. Cynthia was born in December 1934 at UCSF, the second daughter of Ralfe and Annette Miller, both California natives. While living in Lafayette, she attended Ellis Elementary and Acalanes before graduating from Berkeley High in 1952. As a Freshman at Cal, Cynthia joined the Tri Delta Sorority and worked part time at the Administration Building throughout her college years. Cynthia met Norman Dyer soon after her first days at Cal. They were married at St John's Presbyterian Church on February 11,1954 followed by an evening reception at the Orinda Country Club. Four days later, the couple was off to Ft Lenard Wood Missouri where Lt Dyer would be stationed for the next eighteen months. Returning to the bay area, Cynthia graduated from Cal in 1958 with a degree in Economics. The Dyer's first house was in Lafayette followed by a Danville home big enough for their four children. In 1972, Norm was transferred by Foremost Properties to Hawaii and Kaneohe became home for the next thirty two years. To add to Cynthia's children raising efforts, Tony from Vietnam and Katie from Korea were adopted in the mid 70s. Cynthia was an active member of the Kailua Racquet Club with both tennis and social activities. She and the "over 50" team members played in a championship tournament in Tucson in 1979. Cynthia's Father had started her on the courts when she was nine. With her economics background, Cynthia was in charge of family property and financial matters plus hosting many parties for family, friends and neighbors. In 1992, they purchased and completely remodeled two apartments in Paris. This became a place where they would live for three months every year and provide a "base" for numerous European, North Africa, and Middle East excursions. A few years after her husband retired from Gentry Homes Ltd as CEO, the Dyer's returned to the bay area. They relocated to Tiburon in 2004 before settling in Napa and as a member of the Silverado Country Club. Private services will be held by the family and respectfully requests no flowers. Any donations can be made to American Diabetes Association, Guide Dogs for the Blind or charity of your choice. Many thanks to all the carrying staff at the UC Davis Cancer Center, Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa Valley Hospice, Extended Family Care, Vacaville and marvelous friends and neighbors. Memories and notes of sympathy may be shared at claffeyandrota.com.
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