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Peay-Delynne-10Long-time adjunct dance instructor Delynne Peay passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:05 p.m. due to complications with the flu.

Peay has been on the Department of Dance faculty since 1974, and was the longest standing faculty member. She was heavily involved with the World of Dance and danced with the founder of BYU Folk Dance, Mary Bee Jensen.

“Delynne was a woman of great energy and life,” said department chair, Marilyn Berrett. “She gave so much to the world of dance and will be dearly missed. She has certainly left a large set of shoes to fill.”

Peay was beloved by many in the Department of Dance. One of her students, Katilyn T. Gourley, has set up a donation site: http://www.gofundme.com/61wafw to assist with the medical bills. All donations are welcome.

A celebration of Delynne’s life will be held Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Edgemont Stake Center (381 West 3700 North, Provo, Utah 84604). Family and friends will be received from 9:30 am to 10:30am that morning. A viewing will also be held the night prior, Sunday, January 19 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Stake Center. See Deseret News obituary.

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