Douglass E. Dye, of Kalispell, Mont., passed away at home, Sunday, May 31, 2020, after courageous battle with cancer. Private graveside service will be held, Friday June 19. Celebration of life will follow at 2 p.m. at Ponderosa Estates Park.
Doug was born on the windy slopes of Shelby, Mont., to Henry and Joyce (Larsen) Dye on May 2, 1951. He graduated from Shelby High School, and Montana State University, with a Master’s degree in Secondary Education. He taught Earth Science and Chemistry at Columbia Falls High School for 27 years, retiring in 2002.
Doug was a self-taught craftsman and maintained and managed his rental properties in Kalispell. He was a free-lance photographer, well known for his nature and scenic photography in Montana. He had a love for both taking photos and teaching and mentoring other photographers, while involved in local camera clubs. He published several photos, especially of Glacier National Park and won awards for his photography achievements.
Doug lived life to its fullest, enjoying skiing, hiking, boating, and was an Ambassador tour guide for Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Doug is survived by his wife, Delores (Dee) Davis and her daughter, Lisa (Derek) Sanders and her grandson, Lazlo, of Kelso, Wash.; his mother Joyce Dye; sister Lorraine (Kim) Fields, West Richland, Wash.; brother, Byron Dye (Virginia Holderith), Graham, Wash.; sister Brenda (Bob) Froelich, and nephews Philip Froelich and Nicholas Froelich, Federal Way, Wash., niece, Sarah (Rob) Rosler, Lynnwood, Wash.; aunt, LouAnn Burd, Galata, Mont., as well as extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his father Henry Dye, brother, John Dye, nephew Nathan and niece Christy.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch or Glacier National Park.