Obituary | Amanda Marie McLean Dye
Amanda Marie McLean Dye passed away peacefully with family by her side on the afternoon of Sept. 14, 2021. I could sit here and write about all the different jobs Mandy had throughout her life, but work isn’t what we live for, nor is it what defines us and the legacy we leave behind, so instead I will tell you about the person she was and what she means to her loved ones and friends.
Mandy was born June 16, 1972 in Los Angeles, California to Roger McLean and Daniella Van Slogteren. She was the oldest of five children (all sharing the same father) and was a mother figure to them all at different times in their lives and also mothered our dad at times, too. Mandy had a beautiful heart and was a very giving, family-oriented person. While she was raising her two children, she took in her youngest sister to raise alongside her own children and always had at least one other family member and multiple pets living with them as well. The house was never empty and there was never a dull moment in the Dye/McLean household. That home was always full of love, laughter, wild antics, good food, personal growth, encouraging each other to heal and overcome past traumas, and, of course, as with any family the occasional arguments and tears.
Mandy was very dedicated to empowering and creating change within the lives of her family and friends with the goal of making each generation a little more functional than the one before it. She had love and compassion for everyone and made a huge impact in the lives of so many people. Her children and grandchildren were the most important things in her life. They brought her so much joy and kept her moving and looking forward to the future even on her most difficult, painful days. Mandy loved her children more than anything in the world and never gave up on them regardless of the circumstances.
She is preceded in death by her mother Ella Van Slogteren; father Roger McLean; brother Jake McLean; all of her grandparents; and her ex-husband Victor Dye.
Mandy is survived by her son Kodey Ward Dye (grandsons Jaydn Dye and Blake Dye); daughter Kaydra Dye (grandson Karson Van Clief); stepmother Cindy McLean; siblings Todd McLean, Connie McLean and Jenifer Anderson (husband Adam); stepsisters September Maddox and Tina Douglass; as well as Mandy’s boyfriend Daniel, several aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Please join us for a celebration of life Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 in the Hualapai Mountain Park at the Rotary Club recreation area No. 3. Stop in any time between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. and stay as long as you like. It will be potluck style so feel free to bring a dish if you can, but if not just come share memories, laughs and I’m sure some tears as well.