Mary Kay Webster

Webster, Mary Kay

Mary Kay "Dolly" Webster passed away at home Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013, surrounded by her family.

Mary was born August 2, 1946 in Tomahawk to Gwendolyn Pidgeon & Archie Elk. She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

In Mary's early years she worked at the Riverview Hospital as a nurse's aide and at the Paper Mill. She worked in Human Resources for over 25 years retiring in 2007 due to ill health. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, hosting big family meals, reading, sewing & rummage sales. Back in the day she was a big fan of muscle cars. She owned a Camaro, a Super Bee, two Chevelle's & a Charger. (Not at the same time of course.) She had a great love for Motown Music. She was a protective big sister who helped her many siblings through some tough times with good advice or just to be there to listen. Mary was a hard working independent single mom. She was quite the lady. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her daughter Valerie Smith (Keith), of Wisconsin Rapids and grandchildren Derek (Arianna Murillo), Devon & Nick Smith; daughter Jodi Webster (Pete King) of Lawrence, Kansas and grandchildren Wabansi & Shyla King; brothers: John Houghton (Rachel Winneshiek), Roger Houghton (Jeanine Lonetree), & Mark Houghton (Karla); sisters: Marlene Cleveland, Nadine Houghton, & Lori Houghton (Darren Roy); and many nieces and nephews. She was raised by her Grandparents James & Rebecca Pidgeon. She considered Carol Snowball her second mother and Carol's sons she considered her brothers: Brian Snowball (Carla), Gary Snowball (Violet), Al Snowball (Clara MIller), Randy Snowball, Terry Snowball (Michele) & Daniel Snowball. She felt very lucky to have such a big family. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Gwen Houghton, aunt, Carol Snowball, and four brothers: Martin Jordan, Michael Webster, Patrick Houghton & Tony Snowball.

Visitation will be Thursday March 21, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home. Traditional Funeral Services will be held at the Dorothy Young Residence, 4693 Young Road, Vesper, on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00 NOON. Leon Valliere will officiate. Burial will be in Waub-mee-mee Cemetery.

Herman-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Mar. 20, 2013