William Charles (Bill) Dyer

October 16, 2012

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William Dyer

William C. (Bill) Dyer, of Issaquah, died Oct. 5, 2012, in Issaquah. He was 91 years old.

Mr. Dyer was born April 1, 1921, in Wandsworth, London, England, son of Walter and Jane Dyer. He was raised in Wandsworth and graduated from Sir Walter St. John’s Grammar School for Boys in Battersea, London.

He joined the Territorial Army and joined the Royal Fusiliers at the outbreak of World War II, and soon after transferred to the Royal Engineers, where he installed the first radar beacons around the U.K. for the RAF fighters and bombers. He met his wife Doreen (Vicky) while in the army and they married in Willand, Devon, in 1945.

After the war, he joined British South American Airways, which eventually became British Airways. In 1958, British Airways sent him to Douglas in California, and later to Seattle, where he was the British Airways senior representative at Boeing until he retired after a 40-year career with British Airways.

Mr. Dyer loved to camp, hike and fish, and travelled extensively around the world with his wife after his retirement. He especially loved taking his grandchildren on camping and fishing trips.

He is survived by children Pauline Anne Harris, of Issaquah, and Stephen Paul Dyer, of Woodinville; one brother, Terry Dyer, of Benfleet, Essex, England; sisters Evelyn Rice and Doreen Fab, of London, England; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 am, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah.

Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home.

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