Ruth H. Dye, a resident of Colts Neck for over 60 years, passed away Sunday, November 4th 2018 in Virginia. Her memory will be long cherished by her children Norm H. Dye and wife Jacqueline of Rixeyville, Virginia and Arlene Stamso and husband Inge of Sondeled, Norway. The matriarch of a large family, she was loving grandma to her grandchildren Rebecca Dye Sigrist and husband Beau, Alexander Stamso, Steffen Stamso and wife Unn, Ransom Dye and wife Cynthia, Sarah Dye Phillips and husband Jeff, and Thomas Stamso. Her memory will long be cherished by her four great-grandchildren as "Goldiemor" by Johb Sigrist and Hudson Phillips of Virginia and as "Oldemor" to Helene Aspelund Stamso and Marie Aspelund Stamso of Norway. Ruth also is survived by her brother Norman and wife Jennie Halvorsen of Ocala, FL., and nieces Laura and Karen Della Fera. She was always a loving "aunt -by heart" to Bruce, Christopher, Jeffry and Eva England.
She was predceased in death by her husband Arle L. Dye, brother Howard Halvorsen, and her granddaughter Whitney L. Dye.
Born in Newark, NJ to Thor and Christine Halvorsen, Ruth grew up in Tinton Falls. In the early 1950's, shortly after graduating high school she began working as a civilian typist for the US Army at Fort Monmouth. It was there that she met a young soldier named Arle, who proved to be the love of her life. She progressed to the position of administrative assistant and continued working at Fort Monmouth until retiring in 1989.
Ruth was a longtime member of the Red Bank United Methodist Church and the MIldred-Ruth Circle. Because of her strong Norwegian heritage, Ruth became a charter member of Sons Of Norway Lodge 466 and their ladies auxiliary. She was extremely active, having held a number of officer positions. She was also an active member of the Tinton Falls Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Ruth was an avid card player; on the rare occasion of losing a hand Ruth would quickly place the blame on her macular degeneration. For many years she also enjoyed league bowling.
Ruth and Arle made their home less than a mile from her childhood house in Tinton Falls, yet they can truly be said to have seen much of the world. Upon retirement, they traveled throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada in their motorhome. They also made regular trips to Scandanavia and Europe. Ruth spent many enjoyable hours at their second home, "the Cabin", in the Catskill Mountains.
Family and friends may visit Thursday, November 15th from 2- 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm at Braun Funeral Home, 106 Broad Street, Eatontown NJ. Funeral Services will take place Friday, November 16th at 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, 247 Broad Street, Red Bank followed by burial at Fairview Cemetery in Middletown.
Donations in Ruth's memory may be made through Noreg Lodge 466, 80 Boundary Road, Marlboro, NJ, 07746. Please indicate in the check memo Zone 3 Scholarship Fund.