Bettye Lee (Dye) Tracy, 88, of Columbia, passed away September 16, 2017 at The Arbors at Colony Pointe in Columbia, Missouri.

Bettye was born on December 23, 1928 in Skellyville, Oklahoma, a daughter of Kess and Maude Agnes Hoyler Dye. She married Derwood Tracy, Sr. in 1947 and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2002.

She was a member of Olivet Christian Church in Columbia and enjoyed cooking, crafts, painting and quilting.

Mrs. Tracy is survived by three sons, Derwood Tracy, Jr. of Ashland, Richard Tracy of Columbia and Mark Tracy of Osaka, Japan; a daughter, Brenda Hartford of Simpsonville, Kentucky and five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

A private family burial will be held at a later date at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland, Missouri.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, MO 65201.

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Arrangements entrusted to Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, Columbia, Missouri.

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