Delores "Dee" Mae Denby, being separated from her long struggle with Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), departed from this world to join her maker Feb. 23, 2014. Dee was born March 7, 1934, in Vancouver, Wash., to Noble and Fern Schuyler. She lived much of her life in Klamath Falls, where she attended Klamath Union High School and was later employed as manager of local businesses such as the Copper Kitchen Restaurant, Reames Golf & Country Club and Kingfalls Lounge for many years before once again moving to Rogue River, Ore., in 1989. While in Rogue River, Dee worked for Century 21, was a member of the Lions Club, worked as a school cook, worked at the Grants Pass Walmart Garden Center, and was lastly employed with Hallmark, keeping the greeting cards stocked at the local Ben Franklin Pharmacy before retiring. She then went on to volunteer at the Rogue River Library. Dee had been a resident of Highland House in Grants Pass since 2008. She passed quietly and peacefully, surrounded by family. She loved the outdoors, orchestrating and enjoying many years of fishing and family campouts. The Rogue River and Lake of the Woods were favorite places for her. Her many hobbies included sewing, tole painting, indoor and outdoor gardening, reading, movies, gourd art and ceramics. She was also a longtime member of RASCALS computer club in Grants Pass. Dee is survived in life by her daughters, Earlene Gorman and Denise Denby; her son, Lynn Denby; brother, Wayne Marsh of St. Helens, Ore.; sister, Alene Pulliza of Fort Worth, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Arlen Gibson, who passed away in December 2013. A celebration of life memorial will be for Dee Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at the Homestead Restaurant, 119 Main St., Rogue River, 541-582-1106. Following will be a gathering at Palmerton Park. RSVP to 541-218-8115.
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Published in Herald And News on May 9, 2014