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Born and raised in Elmira, New York, Dee attended Southside High School, graduating in 1970. She then graduated from Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in 1973 and worked in Elmira for a year before moving to Fort Walton Beach, FL. She worked at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center from 1974 to 1998 as the charge nurse on the medical floor on the night shift. She met her husband Oland (a native Floridian) at the hospital and were married in 1976.
They both retired (if you can call it that) in March 1998 and live in Laurel Hill, FL on 100 acres that they inherited. Oland grew and sold hay for 36 years until retiring from that in 2014. All their children have four feet : two miniature dachshunds - Ginger and Heidi, though she has many children in Christ, from her teaching in Sunday school over the years.
She's spent time doing crafts such as crochet and for the past 20 years quilting has been her passion.
Dee has been a member of Our Savior for over 20 years and has done many jobs in the congregation including her current one as the church secretary since 2003. She considers that position more of an adventure rather than a job, and a great blessing. The congregation is truly her family.