March 2, 1916 - August 16, 2021
Dee Smith died at age 105 on August 16, 2021 in Kennewick, Washington. Dee was born on March 2, 1916 in Marion, South Dakota (along with her twin sister Ann) to Michael L. and Rosalia Kippes. She was a devout Catholic and member of the Parish of the Holy Spirit Church. Mom came to Kennewick in 1934 on the train by herself, to live with her sister, Ann, and Hank Leber. In 1937, Dee married Francis R. Webber at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kennewick. They were married for nine years and had 2 sons, James C. and Gerald C. Francis passed away in 1946. In 1947, Dee married Curtis J. Smith. The union created a family of six with four sons, Jim and Jerry Webber, and Jess and Curtis Smith. They acquired a farm in 1948 in Grandview, Washington. The four sons grew up there until 1958. They moved to a farm that they planted in a large orchard in Meadow Springs. They sold the orchard in the late 70's. Mom was the last of 8 Kippes children that were born in South Dakota. Mom is survived by son, Gerald and Roberta Webber, grandchildren Diana, Jacki, Clifford, David and Scott; great-grandchild Jered, four other great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews here and in South Dakota. Rosary in Dee's memory will be held Wednesday, August 25 at 6PM at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home. Services will be held at Holy Spirit Parish Thursday, August 26 at 11AM with Father Michael Brzezowski officiating. Burial will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park on S. Union St. in Kennewick. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice House at 2108 Entiat St. in Kennewick.
Dee Smith died at age 105 on August 16, 2021 in Kennewick, Washington. Dee was born on March 2, 1916 in Marion, South Dakota (along with her twin sister Ann) to Michael L. and Rosalia Kippes. She was a devout Catholic and member of the Parish... View Obituary & Service Information
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