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Darlene Dye

June 30, 1946November 10, 2020
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Darlene Dye, 74, of Sugar Land, TX passed away November 10, 2020. She was born in Smithville, TX on June 30, 1946 to Mickey and Dottie Mikulenka. She grew up in Houston, TX and graduated from the University of Houston in 1967 with a degree in Speech and History. She and her husband, Bruce L. Dye, were married on January 3, 1970 and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Darlene enjoyed a career in Travel and Finance for International Tours of Sugar Land and American Express Card/Travel. Her hobbies included yoga, shopping, reading, playing solitaire, researching her favorite stocks and traveling. She loved Las Vegas and always had great luck at the tables and slots! One of her favorite places to visit was “Pink Float Beach” in the Bahamas. For years she enjoyed snow skiing in Colorado as well as water skiing on the lakes of Texas. Darlene adored spending time with her two grandsons and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert (Mickey) Mikulenka and her mother, Dorothy (Dottie) Mikulenka.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Bruce Dye, son Jeff Dye and wife Jennifer and two wonderful grandsons Andrew and Thomas. One brother, David Mikulenka, two sisters Donna Conrad and husband Donald and Dianne Harris and husband Robert along with many nieces and nephews.

Our family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support from our family and friends. Darlene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, daughter and friend. She will be missed by so many but her memory lives on in those she loved most.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.settegastkopf.com for the Dye family. The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek 15015 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, Texas 77478 The Settegast-Kopf Company was founded by Ed Settegast and John Kopf in 1901 with a vision to provide the highest standard of funeral service to Houston-area families. Today, nearly 120 years later, The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek continues to uphold the tradition of excellence started by our founders. And though our commitment to exceptional care has never changed, our funeral home always responds to the evolving needs of the community.

If you should have any questions or need assistance, please call (281) 565-5015.

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Darlene Dye

November 23, 2020

For some years, Darlene was a neighbor who lived on my street. We played bridge together with other neighbors, and Jeff swam on our neighborhood swim team. I offer condolences to her family. She was a cheerful spirit. Kathleen Romine

Margaret (Arp) Wier

November 20, 2020

Bruce, my heartfelt condolences are being sent to you and your family on the loss of Darlene. You both have been kind and delightful to me through the years. It is appreciated. I enjoyed sitting with y'all a few years ago at the Christmas party at Industrial Equipment. I remember enjoying Las Vegas with y'all. And other great get together s throughout the years. I am Eugene Arp's sister and prayers are on the way to you. God Bless and keep you and yours.

Beverly and Nick Pantuso

November 16, 2020

We met Darlene about 20 years ago when her son Jeff and our daughter Jennifer first met. Since then we have shared our children and our friendship with both Darlene and Bruce. We spent many great family trips to Mexico, Florida and Lake McQueeny and made many great memories . Darlene was a very special lady who loved her family and friends. We will surely miss her friendship.💗💗

Janet Luman

November 16, 2020

Bruce, Alan and I wanted to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Darlene lived a life filled with love and endless adventure. Your years together were truly blessed. You and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Know that we love you dearly.
Janet & Alan

David Conrad

November 16, 2020

Bruce, I still remember a trip with you and Darlene to Hippie Hollow. That was another time. Hilarius .Praying that Gods spirit will provide you comfort.

John Siffert

November 15, 2020

My condolences to the family of Darlene, I worked with her for years at John Brown/Kvaerner and came to know her well due to all of my international travel she arranged for me. Always warm and caring, ensuring all details were in place, and showing concern for my well being while I was travelling abroad. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Even managed to cross paths with her and Bruce in Las Vegas years later.

Bill Hubert

November 15, 2020

Bruce, Our heartfelt condolences for you and your beautiful family, we have been friends and business associates since Jeff was born. Darlene was Marias‘ travel agent for 25 years and provided us with excellent service, always finding the best route. We will miss all her beauty and personality. God bless you in this most difficult time. Bill and Maria

Dianne McKinney

November 14, 2020

Dear Bruce:
What joy it was being your, Darlene’s and Jeff’s neighbor for 23 years. Your marriage was the hallmark of what a marriage should be: best friends and lovers with mutual respect and kindness to each other. I pray that your decades of happy memories with Darlene will enable you to follow the inevitable bouts of tears with a smile.
Dianne McKinney

Loreta Wang

November 14, 2020

April 2006, I met Ms Darlene when I went to interview for a position at American Express. Out of the three team leaders who interviewed me, it was Ms. Darlene who hired me and gave me the opportunity to work at Amex. She was a wonderful leader, inspires everyone to be kind to each other and work in harmony. Thank you for those wonderful years under your leadership, Darlene! You will always be remembered fondly.

Dianne Harris

November 13, 2020

Sisters...Darlene, Donna and Dianne

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Thanksgiving 2018 at Jeff and Jenn's house

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Andrew and Grammy at St. Laurence Grandparent's day

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Darlene and her wonderful caregiver, Yuri

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Darlene and Bruce celebrating 50 years of marriage, January 3, 2020

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Darlene and Andrew in Punta Mita, Mexico 2006

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Family trip to Punta Mita, Mexico 2006
Bruce, Darlene, Jeff, Jenn, Andrew, Nick, Beverly, Christopher, Janet and David

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Darlene and Andrew 2006

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