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Monday, March 20, 2023
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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Leora Kay Porter Dye, 82, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2023, at her home in Uintah, Utah following a short battle with a bacterial infection.
Leora was born on November 6, 1940, in Porterville Utah to Leo and Nora Porter. She was the second of five children born to Leo and Nora. Her siblings are LaRae, Sheldon, Paul, and Richard. The family later moved to Ogden where she spent most of her life. She attended Ogden city schools and graduated from Ogden High School as part of the class of 1959. She served in the Eastern States mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1962-1963.
Following her mission, Leora married Thomas Neil Dye in the Salt Lake Temple on August 18, 1967. The couple were introduced on a blind date that was set up by her future sister-in-law Gayla Dye. Neil and Leora settled in Uintah and raised their 5 children in the family home built by Neil’s parents.
She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she loved serving in many different capacities from nursery leader to Relief Society President. Being with the young children in the nursery was her favorite calling of them all. She absolutely loved attending the temple with her family and her group of temple ladies. She was instrumental in assisting many widows to get back to the temple in their later years by picking them up and driving them to the temple. She loved the Lord and showed that love by serving others over the course of her entire life.
She was a wonderful mother to her children and did not work outside of the home until her boys began serving their missions. In her younger years, she worked for Mountain Bell telephone and at the church office building in Salt Lake as a secretary. Later in life, Leora enjoyed working in the office for Learning Wrap-Ups in Uintah and in Layton. She loved her co-workers. She retired just a few years ago after more than 30 years with Learning Wrap-Ups.
Leora was active in Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) organization where she served in many different positions and made many wonderful new friends.
She loved making and sharing banana bread with all her friends, neighbors, and family. Leora loved mixing up and sharing her favorite seasoning, “Mr. C’s”. She literally did not leave home without it and usually had a shaker stowed away in her purse for those occasions when the restaurant did not season her food to her liking.
Leora loved her beautiful yard and home in Uintah and enjoyed taking care of it with the help of her children, grandchildren, and neighbor Bruce. She loved being at home and was so grateful for her wonderful neighbors. Thank you neighbors and ward members, for always being there for her and taking care of her after Neil passed away. You have been a great blessing to our family.
We were very happy and comforted to be able to get her back in her home even if for only for a few hours prior to her passing away.
Surviving Leora are her sons David (Kari) of Mapleton, Jonathan (Kristin) of Hooper, Thomas (Andrea) of Providence, and daughter Jeneil (Ron) Fields of Roy. She has 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
Preceding Leora in death were her husband Neil, daughter Dyanna (Travis) Wallace, and many other cherished loved ones.
There will be a viewing on Monday evening March 20th from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street in Ogden and again on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. prior to the funeral at the church in Uintah.
Funeral services will commence at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at the Uintah 2nd Ward Chapel 6650 S. 1775 E. Uintah, Utah with Bishop Randy Roper officiating. Interment following at the Uintah City Cemetery.