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Kaye Mates Meyers

September 6, 1942 March 31, 2017
Kaye Mates Meyers
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Obituary for Kaye Mates Meyers

Kaye Mates Meyers, 74, of Plymouth and formerly of Duanesburg, NY passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at home with her loving husband and family by her side.

Born September 6, 1942 in Schenectady, New York she was the daughter of the late William and Marion Blowers Mates and was preceded in death by her brother, William Mates and two sisters, Betty Loeber and Jane Butts. Kaye graduated from Mt. Pleasant HIgh School. She was a long-time resident of Duanesburg, NY before retiring to North Carolina. Kaye was married to Peter Meyers for thirty-five years.

For many years, she was a homemaker and volunteer in the community as a founding member of the Duanesburg Ambulance Corps, a 4-H leader and at Covenant Christian School. Later, she trained as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and worked in Albany Medical Center and Glendale Nursing Home for over twenty five years.

She was exceptionally talented and creative, which showed through her love of crafting, knitting and sewing. She was a skillful quilter and loved to share her beautiful handmade gifts with family and friends. She truly enjoyed nature, patiently creating and nurturing beautiful gardens at her home. Most importantly, she cherished her grandchildren, spending countless hours enjoying movies, crafts and games with them.

Appreciating Eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks on vacations, Kaye and husband, Peter moved to Plymouth in 2013, where she enjoyed activities and fellowship in the First Christian Church of Plymouth.

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Kaye is survived by husband Peter Meyers; son, Frederick Dykeman; daughters, Merry Beekman (Chuck), Kathleen VanValen and Kimberly Oakes (David); ten grandchildren, Lindsey (Walter) Hladchuk and Justin Dykeman, Charlie (Rachel) and Tom (Lindsey) Beekman, Sophia and Ethan VanValen, Rachel and David Oakes, Zoe Squadrito and Eve Oakes, in addition, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the First Christian Church of Plymouth at 11:00 am. Memorial gifts may be made to The City Mission of Schenectady, http://citymission.com or the First Christian Church, 509 East Main Street, Plymouth, NC. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the medical staff, family, friends and neighbors who provided prayers and kindness during this time.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.

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