Sep. 23, 1949 - Oct. 5, 2021

Date of Service: Oct. 15, 2021

BURLEY– Ranae Dryden, a 72-year-old lifelong resident of Burley, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise.

She was born September 23, 1949, in Burley, Idaho, the daughter of Grandin L. and Otella Jeffs Steiner. She received her education in Burley and graduated from Burley High School in 1968. She subsequently married Gary Waters, and from this union two children were born, Kent and Julie. They later divorced. In April of 1977, Ranae married the love of her life, Leroy Dryden, and gained five additional children, Monte, Linda, Wayne, Tony, and Jenny Sue Dryden.

Ranae worked for Sun Valley Potatoes prior to transferring to McCains where she was employed for 15 years. After retirement from McCains, she picked up a job at Burger King with her sister, Connie. Ranae and Connie were inseparable and did everything together.

In her free time she loved to crochet, make jewelry, cross stitch, and put puzzles together. Whenever entering her home you would find a project in progress.

She is survived by her sisters, Peggy Walle and Connie Calton; brothers, Calvin, Wayne and Roy; children, Kent (Shelly) Waters and Julie (Ryan) Shull; six grandchildren, Brooke (Drew) Ploof, Shelbi Harkins, Darius Barela, Ravyn Barela, Heavyn Waters, and Martin (Sierra) King; 11 great-grandchildren; and an adopted granddaughter and her children, Jewel (Ryan) Kenner (Jason, Lexus and Trinity).

Ranae was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leroy Dryden; former husband, Gary Waters; stepchildren, Wayne, Tony, Jenny Sue, and Monte Dryden; and a great-grandson, Michael.

Ranae’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, October 15, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley. Burial will follow at Gem Memorial Gardens in Burley.

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From Brandie garcia:
Julie,and family,im so sorry to hear this. She was such a good person. I send my condolences.
From Diane Griswold:
So Sorry for the loss of your Mom, she was always so fun to work thru harvest each year at the scale houses.
So sweet, Our condolences to RaeNae Family, sincerely Arb & Diane
From Wayne and Marlene Tolman:
Sorry we Feel Bad
From BobbiJoSavage :
So sorry to hear that you guys lost your mom. She was definitely one of a kind person that always spoke her mind. Know that she will always be right beside you always.
From Shannon Baker:
Going to miss this special lady. I so enjoyed doing her hair all these years. We had lots of great laughs, tears and great visits. She was one of a kind and such a good friend. Sorry for your loss Kent and Julie your mom loved you lots she will be missed.
From Linda M. Long:
Knew Ranae from many years at Bowling Alleys.Very sweet lady and fun to bowl with.So sorry Julie and Kent.
From Ana Hollinger:
Please accept my sincerest condolences. She was always very kind to me.
From Dan Rorris:
Dear Kent and Julie, So sorry to read of the passing of your mother. I enjoyed having bowled with and against her in leagues. Will keep you in my prayers as you go through the grief process. Sincerely Dan Rorris
From Cathy Ingalls:
Family of Ranae, know you are in my thoughts & Prayers. I have known Ranae for many years, and will miss seeing her around town.
From Kathie Brown:
So sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed being her visiting teacher and seeing all her projects. She was so talented and will be missed.

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