On March 14th, after months of constant and worsening back pain with no diagnosis, Dede visited the ER. The subsequent visit to an oncologist confirmed one week that Dede had terminal stage-4 cancer. She was given a prognosis of just a few weeks to live.
The goal of this fundraiser is to ease the financial burden that comes with losing someone so suddenly and tragically. This memorial fund will help ease the strain of travel and taking time off from work unexpectedly to be with and care for Dede in her last days. Any donation, no matter how small is greatly appreciated.
Dede leaves behind a large community of loved ones including her siblings, a multitude of friends, her husband of 20+ years Jeff, and her daughter Tana and stepdaughter Maggie.
Although we are deeply devastated, we thank you with all of our hearts.
- sandy & sandra smith
- Colleen Marion
- Stephen Smith
- Mora Carpenter
Organizer and beneficiary
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