Merye Louise Dague
Merye was born June 28, 1921 in Wagoner, Oklahoma and died peacefully at Franciscan Hospice on June 28, 2009.
After graduating from Oklahoma College for Women she pursued many interests and careers: lab technician, a stint of modeling in New York, physical education teacher, office manager, and YWCA recreational director. She was a Water Safety Instructor, teaching swimming and Red Cross Life Saving and First Aid for many years, and she also had her pilot’s license. Merye enjoyed horseback riding, boating, ice skating, water skiing, and snow skiing.
For the past forty-five years she has lived in Lakewood, WA where her love of animals manifested itself in docent work at the Point Defiance zoo, involvement with animal rescue and many animal and nature oriented trips ranging from the Peruvian Amazon, Africa, China, India, Australia, Greenland, the former Soviet Union to the Galapagos Islands.
Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Alvie Dague, she will be sorely missed by her family: daughter Kristy Maez and grandsons Eli and Diego, Wagoner, OK; son Bruce Dague, Lakewood; sister Catharine Barry, Tulsa, OK; nephew Michael Barry, Bentonville, AR; and niece Robin Kuchenbacker, Dallas, TX, as well as the many friends she has made in this area since moving with her family to Lakewood in 1964.
A date for a celebration of her life will be announced at a later.