February 14, 1927 - April 9, 2018
April 20, 2018
Dee is my stepmother, whom I met the year before she and my father married in 1973. I thought that I knew Dee fairly well, but as I have corresponded with her son Rob these past few days, I see that she had many more levels to her love than I was aware of. Her reach into her community was extensive and came from a place of sacrifice, care, love, and wanting to make a positive difference in others’ lives. Most significantly, Dee made a wonderful difference in my father’s life; coaxing him to not be so shy, to take dance lessons, to travel, to go out with other couples, to stay involved in his daughters’ lives-the love she held for him freed him to be the best he could be. I too am blessed to have known her and loved her and will miss her greatly.