Mildred K. Van Dyke, age 85 of McMinnville, died on January 31, 2013 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday February 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM with a Rosary at 10 AM at St. James Catholic Church. Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Macy & Son on Monday from 4 pm – 7 pm. The interment will be at St. James Cemetery.
Mildred was born on March 26, 1927 in Boise, Idaho to William A. and Irene Hanley Davis. After graduation from high school she attended Marylhurst College in Portland. On November 23, 1946 she married Robert F. Van Dyke at St. John's Cathedral in Boise, Idaho. They resided in Powell, Wyoming until 1951 when they moved to Yamhill, Oregon. In 1979 they moved to McMinnville, Oregon. Mildred was a member of St. James Catholic Church, St. James Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America and St. Helen's Circle. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
Mildred is survived by her children Dan Van Dyke (Cindy) of Woodburn, Bill Van Dyke (Jan) of Carlton, Susie Elliott (Larry) of McMinnville, Mark Van Dyke (Dotty) of Yamhill, Maryalice Pfeiffer (Tim) of Yamhill, Katie Van Dyke of McMinnville, Jim Van Dyke (Julie) of Yamhill and Joan Walker (Rick) of McMinnville; 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and her Life Care family. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Van Dyke in 2005; twins John and Jane in 1949.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of Choice in care of Macy & Son.