March 20, 2014

Christine Dyer

Christine Kaye Kocher Dyer, 50, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Chris was born Sept. 20, 1963, in Rockford, Ill. Her family moved to Chattanooga in 1975 where she attended Hixson Junior High School and Hixson High School and graduated from the University of Chattanooga with a degree in accounting. Chris was employed for several years at First Thermal Systems Inc. and Card Monroe Corp.   

Chris was preceded in death by her father, Terry J. Kocher; maternal grandparents, Earl F. and Wilma Dewey; uncle, Jesse E. Dewey; paternal grandparents, Keith (Laverne) Kocher and Dorothy Kocher.

Chris is survived by her husband, Eric M. Dyer; son, Joshua C. Lea; stepdaughter, Sydney K. Dyer; mother, Geraldine J. Kocher; sister, Dianne K. (John) Zeglen; brother, Keith E. Kocher; maternal aunt, Dianne T. (James) Clark; paternal uncle, James Kocher; paternal aunts, Jeannine (James) Bramwell and Mary Kauhi; nephews, Stephen (Emilie) Zeglen, Kevin Zeglen, T.C. Kocher, Peter Zeglen; nieces, Sarah Zeglen, Mary Zeglen, Susan Zeglen and Kathy Zeglen.

The family will receive friends Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel.

A memorial service will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Keith W. Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Society or Hospice of Chattanooga.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at

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