March 26, 2013
Mary Kay “Dolly” Webster passed away at home Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Mary was born August 2, 1946 in Tomahawk to Gwendolyn Pidgeon & Archie Elk. She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
In Mary’s early years she worked at Riverview Hospital as a nurse’s aide and at the Paper Mill. She worked in human resources for over 25 years retiring in 2007 due to ill health. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, hosting big family meals, reading, sewing and rummage sales. Back in the day, she was big fan of muscle cars. She owned a Camaro, a Super Bee, two Chevelle’s and a Charger (not at the same time, of course). She had a great love for Motown music. She was a protective big sister who helped her many siblings through some tough times with good advice or just to be there to listen. Mary was a hard working independent single mom. She was quite the lady. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her daughter Valerie Smith (Keith), of Wisconsin Rapids and grandchildren Derek (Arianna Murillo), Devon and Nick Smith; daughter Jodi Webster (Pete King) of Lawrence, Kansas and grandchildren Wabansi and Shyla King; brothers: John Houghton (Rachel Winneshiek), Roger Houghton (Jeanine Lonetree, and Mark Houghton (Karla); sisters: Marine Cleveland, Nadine Houghton, and Lori Houghton (Darren Roy); and many nieces and nephews. She was raised by her grandparents James and Rebecca Pidgeon. She considered Carol Snowball her second mother and Carol’s sons she considered her brothers: Brian Snowball (Carla), Gary Snowball (Violet), Al Snowball (Clara Miller), Randy Snowball, Terry Snowball (Michele) and Daniel Snowball. She felt very lucky to have such a big family. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Gwen Houghton, aunt, Carol Snowball, and four brothers: Martin Jordan, Michael Webster, Patrick Houghton and Tony Snowball.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Herman Taylor Funeral Home. Traditional funeral services will be held at the Dorothy Young residence on Friday, March 22 at noon. Leon Valliere will officiate. Burial will be in Waub-mee-mee Cemetery.
(Courtesy of Herman-Taylor Funeral Home)