Published September 13th, 2023
Ruth Caroline Dyer
Covid-delayed services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, 23 Sept. 2023, at St Anselm's Episcopal Church for Ruth Dyer, a resident of Lafayette for over 70 years.
Born in Oakland July 13, 1921, she grew up in Tulare County where her father grew oranges and olives. She died at home March 22, 2022.
The holder of B.A. and M.A. Degrees in History and a Teaching Credential, all from U.C Berkeley, Ruth taught at Acalanes High School for 30 years.
After her 1951 move to Lafayette, Ruth immersed herself in the community. At various times, she served on the St. Anselm's Vestry, the Lafayette and Contra Costa County Historical Societies, the Lafayette Sign Commission, the Lafayette Design Project, and the Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents Ephraim and Zoe Dyer, brothers Ephraim and Peter Dyer and their wives, and niece Carolyn Dyer.
She is survived by nephews Stephen, Peter, and John Dyer, and nieces Susanne Dyer and Jane Dyer Cook and their families.
Ruth's ashes will be interred beside those of her parents in the Old Pioneer Cemetery section of Hayward's Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Save the Redwoods League, Attn Alder Creek Grove Restoration Project, 114 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104.

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