In loving memory of Dad who died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005.
James Richard Dyer was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Dexter, Mo. He was the son of Helena Irene Dare and John Cleveland Dyer. He had five siblings, Mabel, Wilma, Raymond, Ida and Erma. Like many depression era families, they moved to Detroit, Mich., where he met and married Stephanie S. Naglik on Oct. 14, 1939. Jim served in both World War II and Korea. With his final duty station being Fort Ord, they decided to stay in California and moved to San Jose where he became an independent building contractor. He built many beautiful custom homes in the San Jose area over a period of 30 years. He had two daughters, Patricia and Doris; two grandchildren, Peter and Shannon; and four great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Roman, Grant and Hailey.
He was a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge, Charity Lodge 362, and was also an active member of the Nomads Shrine Club. Dad loved the Sieras and built a home in Avery, Calif., where he resided for the past 12 years. He enjoyed the Moose Club, gardening, and spending time with his family. In the winter months, he resided at Desert Shadows RV Resort in Cathedral City, Calif., where he met many wonderful people and participated in many of the park's social activities.
Dad loved to travel and took his last two cruises in January and February of this year. He has left a wonderful legacy to his family and in all he achieved during his lifetime. His final resting place is Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys, Calif.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. at the Darling Fischer Chapel in Campbell, Calif.