A Memorial Mass for Helen Marie Krische (Dee), 60, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011, at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. She died on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
She was born on June 5, 1950 in Maryville, MO, the daughter of Joseph and Sylvia Pauline Myers Krische.
She graduated from the University of Kansas 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 November 5, 1977 in Lawrence, KS. Other survivors include two daughters, Jessica Krische Dee, of Lawrence, Kansas, Sahra Louise Dee, of Kansas City, MO, a son, Kato Tsosie Dee (wife, Frances Blythe), of Leadville, CO, a sister, Ramona Henderson (husband, Tom), of Edwards, MO, and two grandsons; Hunter Joseph Dee and Hayden Edgar Dee.
A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. and visitation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday evening at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.