Carol Ann Bye, 76, of Vermillion, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home after a battle with cancer.
Carol Blair was born Sept. 20, 1937, in Vermillion, to Harold and Edna (Aden) Blair. She graduated from Meckling High School in 1955 and married Gary Bye on Aug. 27, 1956.
Besides raising their children, Carol was a secretary for the Clay County Extension Office for many years, and also had a successful career as a real estate broker in Rapid City, and Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gary.
She is survived by her three daughters, Jeanette (Joe) Hubert of Vermillion, Nadeen (Chuck) Peterson of Wakonda, and Glynis (Mark) Erickson of Gayville; two sons, Todd (Lynne) Bye of Gayville and Hazen (Lisa) Bye of Vermillion; and four sisters, Edith Nelson, Mary Ellen (Ellis) Jensen, Dorothy Blair and Helen (Buster) Walraven, all of Vermillion. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Tabitha (Micah) Likness, Kyle (Stacy) Hubert, Tony Hubert, Darcey (Greg) Bast, Stephanie (Sam) Camp, Brian Bye, Evan (Stacy) Peterson, Nick (Melissa) Peterson, Andy and Chad Peterson, Emma (Adam) Ladwig, Parker and Morgan Erickson, Sara, Jana and Regan Bye. And also seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Lyso, Madlyn Peterson, Callie Peterson, Gretchen Bast, Pierce and Drake Camp and Grady Likness.
Memorial service was 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Bergen Lutheran Church in Meckling, with private family burial in the Meckling Cemetery. Visitation began at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, with a service at 5 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. hansenfuneralhome.com.