Photo courtesy of Charles W. Smith and Sons, McKinney

Dewie Judith Quortrup

Frisco, Texas

Dec 27, 1944 – Oct 23, 2016 (Age 71)


December 27, 1944
October 23, 2016
Frisco, Texas


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Charles W. Smith and Sons, McKinney Obituary

QUORTRUP, Dewie Judith peacefully left us to go home on Sunday morning, October 23rd. Dewie’s Memorial Service will be this Friday morning at 10:30am at Mitas Hill Vineyard ( just north of McKinney. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: The ALS Living Fund, 7454 Fossil Ridge Drive, Frisco, Texas 75034. The ALS Fund works to improve the quality of life for people living with ALS. If you do send flowers, please send flowers to Charles W. Smith Funeral Home, 601 S. Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas 75069.

Dewie was born on December 27th, 1944 in Los Angeles and grew up in Ajijic, Jalisco just south of Guadalajara. From an early age she was a talented singer and was known and loved for her Mexican folk music. She married Pete Quortrup on September 17th, 1977 and they had a daughter, Sarah. Dewie was also a wonderful and loving stepmom to Pete’s sons Benjamin and Oben. Dewie was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2007 and her open, loving, graceful and incredibly happy nature came into full bloom as she made her remarkable journey with ALS, choosing life and joy at every turn.

Dewie is survived by her husband, Pete and their children, Benjamin of Frisco, Oben and his wife Lisa of Fort Worth, and Sarah of Frisco, three grandchildren: Amanda, Anabelle and Kees, her brother David Dutton of Idaho, niece Laura and nephew Michael, both also of Idaho, her sister Forrest Nelson of Alaska, her aunt Marilouise Jackson-Smart of California and many cousins and other family.

Directions to Mitas Hill Vineyard (2300 Mitas Hill Lane, McKinney, TX 75071)

Follow Central Expressway (75) North past McKinney and past Highway 380

Take exit 45 for 121 North

Follow 121 North for approximately 1.3 miles to Miller Road

Turn right and follow Miller Road for almost 0.4 miles to CR 362

Turn left and follow CR 362 for 0.3 miles to CR 340

Turn right and follow CR 340 for 0.3 miles across the creek to Vineyard Hill Lane

Turn left and follow Vineyard Hill Lane to the parking area

Keep left on the main road and please do not drive or park on any dirt roads or grassy areas

The main road eventually curves to the right and up the hill to the parking area

We will be seated outside on the terrace overlooking the vineyard

Reception to follow

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Sincere condolences on your great loss. "binds up the brokenhearted", and "comforts all who mourn," sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61: 1, 2

She was a beautiful person...and you were a wonderful and giving husband and friend. You both are an inspiration to all of us.

With my love and prayers ❤Rest peacefully in our Heavenly Fathers arms sweet Dewie.

Our Prayers are with you Pete and the family.
What a battle she put up and such a beautiful woman much like her Mother.

My sweet Dewie, you blessed my life for over 30 years! I will miss you and think of you so often until we meet again. My love to all of the Quortrup family.

Such a strong and beautiful woman....

Please know our Heavenly Father feels our pain of loss. I hope the words of Jeremiah 28:11,12 bring you comfort during this time.

I am sorry for your loss. Hopefully Ps 4:1 will encourage you some.
Ps 4:1 reads When I call, answer me, O my righteous God. Make a way of escape for me in my distress. Show me favor and hear my prayer.

Thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will always remember Dewie's happy nature and the way she chose to live her life. We will definitely miss her.