Mable Perkins Dyer 1922 ~ 2011

Mable Laura Margaret Perkins Dyer passed away on July 24, 2011 in South Jordan, Utah. Mable was born on December 26th, 1922 to Ira and Ellen Mar Jones Perkins in Soda Springs, Idaho. Mable grew up and went to school in Soda Springs. Mable married Joseph Merle Dyer on July 4th 1941 in Payette, Idaho. They lived for a short time in Oregon before moving and settling in Soda Springs. Mable owned a ceramic shop in Soda Springs and did the book- keeping for her husband's electrical business. They moved to Shelley, Idaho in 1955 and a few years later Mable and Joe found the hobby of raising and showing Samoyed dogs. They started Caribou Kennels and raised champion Samoyed dogs for close to 50 years. Mable enjoyed showing and travelling all over the country with her dogs. Mable sold dogs all over the world and was respected and considered a top breeder for the Samoyed breed. She belonged to the Upper Snake River Valley and Eagle Rock Dogs Clubs. Mable loved to create and make things with her hands. She enjoyed painting ceramics and she was expert on embroidery and all types of needlework. She was an amazing cook and no one could beat her raisin filled cookies and cinnamon rolls. Survivors include her children, Bonnie Goldsberry (Newell) of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Ken Dyer (Peggy) of Sandy, Utah; Pam Rodgers (Ron) and Terri Sirrine (Todd), both of South Jordan, Utah; two sisters, Rilla Ayre of Pocatello Idaho and Darlene Telford of Arizona City, Arizona. Mable is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grand-children. Mable was preceded in death, by her husband, parents, her sister Clara Ellis, and her brothers Calvin, Glen and Delvin Perkins. There will be a service in Mable's honor on July 30, 2011 at 2:00p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. The family would like to express our gratitude for the wonderful care Mable received at Alta Ridge Assisted Living and through Millcreek Hospice and the great friends Mable had in her life. Online condolences at