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AILEEN DIKE

AILEEN DIKE Aileen Dike, born Nov. 15, 1922, passed away Oct. 14, 2013. She passed peacefully at Boulder City Hospital with family at her side. Aileen was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She met Martin Dike, her future husband, while both were serving in the Armed Forces in World War II. After coming to America, she and Martin raised their family in Woodside, Calif., and traveled extensively in their Airstream trailer before settling down in Boulder City. Aileen Dike was an accomplished artist, capturing the landscapes and wildlife living in the southwestern United States. She was an active member of the Boulder City Art Guild, City Lights Art Gallery in Henderson and signature member of the Nevada Watercolor Society. She loved the arts, Boulder City and life itself. Aileen Dike was 90 years old. Aileen's loving husband preceded her in death, June 27, 1999. Aileen is survived by her sons, David Garrett Dike and Martin Robert Dike; and her daughter, Paula Finefrock. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. We as a family and as a community will miss her tremendously. Aileen Dike will be put to rest with services at 10:40 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. Reception will follow in honor of Aileen at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. Please come and celebrate and reminisce about her extraordinary life. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to the .


Published in Boulder City Review on Oct. 24, 2013
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