Kenai resident, Mrs. Dickie (Dee) Lee Cassel, 71, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
A Celebration of her life will be held 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16th, 2021, at Home Gallery – 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy – Kenai, Alaska. Pastor April Hall will be officiating. A memorial service will be held in San Antonio, Texas at a later date.
Dee was born March 24, 1950, in Biloxi, Mississippi. She graduated from Samuel Clemens High School and received a master's degree at Wayland Baptist University in San Antonio, Texas. She is the co-owner with her husband Lee of Home Gallery in Kenai. She is a member of the Kenai United Methodist Church in Kenai. She loved helping in her community with too many volunteer positions to list. Dee loved playing Piano, cruises, collecting crosses, loving her dear dog Charlie, and spending time with her family and friends.
The family wrote, "Dee was a caring wife, mother, Nana and friend, who enjoyed conversations with anyone and anytime. She always proudly supported her family, friends and community and wasn't afraid to show her love. Dee was originally from Texas. Since she had been a resident of Kenai, she was an avid supporter of the community members. She was always seeking opportunities to help others. Her outgoing personality and ability to help others, was frequently applauded. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with."
She was preceded in death by her father, Jene Alexander; mother, Bobbie Theill; sisters, Jimmie Sue and Mary Jane and brother, Bill.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Cassel of Kenai; son, Dave (Reagan) Rager of Carmichaels, PA; daughter, Patti (Bill) Rich of San Antonio, Texas; son, Myles (Rocio) Day of San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren, Nathan, Julie, Alyssa, Michael, Sara, James, Sebastian, Meghan, Andrew, and Zachary and 1 great grandchild, Nash.
Arrangements are with Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory.
Published by Peninsula Clarion on Sep. 16, 2021.