Marjorie Jean (Schlechter) Dykes of Vancouver, Wash., passes away peacefully after a long struggle with the tragic disease of Alzheimer's. She was born in Mountain Home to Robert and Ethel Lois Schlechter, the third of five children.
In the fall of 1955, Marjorie Met Paul Dykes, a staff sergeant in the Air Force. They were married in 1956 and started on a journey that would take them through the rest of their lives together.
Paul's military career took them throughout the world, giving Marjorie the opportunity to teach and travel in Turkey, Taiwan and Germany.
After Paul retired from the Air Force, they moved to Vancouver where Marjorie enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and spending time with her husband, her daughter and her friends. Her grandson, Jim, was born in 1988, adding a shining facet of joy to her life that never diminished.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Paula Dykes; grandson, Jim Dykes; brother, Robert Schlechter; sisters, Dorothy (Warren) Longwill and Trudy (Don) Shearer; and numerous, fond nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Paul; both parents, Robert and Ethel Lois Schlechter; and sister, Louise Taylor.
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