Carolyn Jane Dye

August 21, 1931October 12, 2020

Carolyn Jane Woofter Dye, 89, passed away October 12, 2020. Born to Cleon and Audra Holstein Woofter during the Great Depression in Ashford, Boone Co., West Virginia, our Mom accompanied her husband of 42 years, Creed Ferrell Dye, to White Sands Missile Range, NM during the Korean Conflict, finally settling in El Paso, TX. Possessing a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology, she pursued a civil service career at WSMR as the Commanding General's Secretary working for 13 CGs over 31½ years. Our Mom's sole focus was creating a home for her family and keeping her husband's fragile health stable. An excellent seamstress, Mom sewed most of the family's clothes, draperies, stuffed toys on sewing machine she won in a lunch raffle at a local diner. Our Mom's deeply rooted West Virginia/Appalachian values along with her unique perception of life created our closely knit family.

She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church and a founding member of the White Sands Pioneer Group.

Carolyn was predeceased by her husband and her son, Philip Sheridan Dye.

She is survived by her daughters Diane Dye of El Paso, TX and Jeanne Dye-Porto, England (Michael), sister Ann Woofter (TN), Sister in Law Lula Lowe (James Patrick) (OH), Brother in Law Jackie Bradley (GA), the Costilow families (special cousins Deming, NM), countless nieces and nephews nationwide and good friend Jack Tamplin (WV).

Our special thanks to our good friends and neighbors: Sue and John DiCara, Pat and Harold Russell, El Paso EMT Services, And UMC Doctors Siddique and Makhija and the rest of the UMC Cath Lab Staff. Graveside service will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10:00am at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson Ave.


  • Diane Marie Dye, Daughter
  • Jeanne Lynn Dye-Porto, Daughter
  • V. Ann Woofter, Sister

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020


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Gerie Ann Selbe

October 18, 2020

I met Carolyn when she and Crede moved back to West Virginia where Phillip lived after she retired. When they bought furniture for their new place a friend of mine gave her my name and as a designer I was privileged to help them settle in. I grew up in Cloudcroft and we all hit it off immediately! The design job became a very fond friendship. I came to love her dearly. For years after she moved back to El Paso we stayed in touch and when she would return to Charleston, yearly as I remember, we always met for the longest lunches ever!
Carolyn was an amazing woman and my life is so much richer for having been her friend.
Carolyn and I always hoped I would get back there to visit Cloudcroft and I would g straight from the ai to visit her. Unfortunately I didn’t get back there and I don’t expect that to happen now. 💔

Violet Mansur

October 17, 2020

The Dye family was part of the circle of good neighbors on Porpoise street. We lived across the street for many years. I do not remember how many years, but I am sure Diane remembers. Diane and Caroline were there to support me when I lost my Dad and then my Mom. I do remember this kindness so well.
With Sympathy, Violet Mansur

Sue DiCara

October 17, 2020

Carolyn has been such a dear neighbor, helpful and generous. I always knew who had sneaked over to our porch with bags of clean aluminum cans to sell for our church! She made cornbread and stews, shared pie and other goodies with us. Active to the end, though slowing a bit, Carolyn was driving her pretty red car just the day before she passed! John and I will surely miss her!


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