Helen Marie Krische 1950 - 2011 Lawrence
A Memorial Mass for Helen Marie Krische (Dee), 60, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence.
She died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 5, 1950, in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of Joseph and Sylvia Pauline Myers Krische.
She graduated from Kansas University with a B.A. in anthropology, M.A. with honors in anthropology and M.A. Center for Indigenous Nations Museum Studies.
Ms. Krische was employed as an archivist/exhibit coordinator and curator/registrar by the Douglas County Historical Society at Watkins Community Museum of History in Lawrence.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by her partner, Rodger Dee. They were married Nov. 5, 1977 in Lawrence.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jessica Krische Dee, Lawrence, and Sahra Louise Dee, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Kato Tsosie Dee and wife Frances Blythe, Leadville, Colo.; a sister, Ramona Henderson and husband Tom, Edwards, Mo.; and two grandsons, Hunter Joseph Dee and Hayden Edgar Dee.
A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will meet friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.