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Marie Dye Cope – September 25, 2012


Marie Dye Cope, of Claude, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
Celebration of life services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Claude with the Rev. Delbert Serratt officiating.  Burial will follow in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Marie went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 98.
She was born Dec. 20, 1913, in Armstrong County, 13 miles south of Claude, to Lola and Roy Lee Dye, Sr., pioneers of Armstrong County.  She graduated from Claude High School in 1931, and married Clyde Lester Cope on Aug. 22, 1933.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1977.  They farmed and ranched in Armstrong County and loved to share their home with family and friends.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Claude where she taught and worked with children in the primary department and was a member of the Mary’s Sunday school class.  She also was a member of the Home Demonstration Club.  For 91 years she enjoyed living in Armstrong County and the remaining years were spent being lovingly cared for at the Hudson House in Canyon.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, Lola and Roy Dye; and brothers, Herman Dye and Roy Lee Dye, Jr.
Survivors include her two children, Doug Cope and wife Peggy of Claude and Connie Blaut and husband Dale of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Cassie Cleavinger and husband Codi of Dimmitt, Brandon Blaut and wife Emily of Amarillo; five great-grandchildren, Kinzi, Kaden and Kambri Cleavinger, all of Dimmitt and Noah and Gabe Blaut, both of Amarillo; and her loving brother, Howard Dye of Amarillo.
The family would like to thank the special caregivers of the Hudson House in Canyon and Odyssey Hospice.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Boxwell Brothers in Amarillo.  Viewing will also be held prior to the service at the church from Noon – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

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