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Dorothye Kee

Private memorial services for Dorothye Summitt Kee of Grass Valley will be conducted. Interment will be at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Va.

Mrs. Kee died Sunday, Aug. 15, in Grass Valley. She was 86.

She was born Dec. 26, 1917, in Kansas City, Mo., to Beryl W. and Josephine R. Summitt. She attended William & Mary College in Virginia and Kee’s Secretarial College in Virginia. She married Joseph Warren Kee on Feb. 4, 1943, in Norfolk, Va. She was a retired administrative secretary. She had been a resident of Surfside Beach, S.C., for 15 years before moving to Grass Valley four years ago. She was a member of various poetry, cooking and sewing groups. She enjoyed writing and publishing poetry, cooking, sewing and studying the human character.



She is survived by her daughters Barbara A. Kee of Rocklin, Vivian E. Kee of Grass Valley, and Nadine K. Russell of Fairfield; and granddaughter, Fayth D. Russell of Mountain View. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Joseph Warren Kee, in April 1990; parents, Beryl and Josephine Summitt; brother, Quintin R. Summitt; and sister-in-law, Mollie G. Summitt.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.




Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.


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