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Obituary: Dianna Kay Gadd, 53


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Dianna Kay Gadd

Dianna Kay Gadd, 53, affectionately known as Kay Kay passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 11, 2016 after a long battle with cancer surrounded by family and close friend Willa Franks. She was born to the late Chet Maleski, Sr. and Virginia Maleski on March 21, 1963 at Wrangell's old Bishop Rowe hospital.

Being the youngest, she was welcomed by seven brothers and only sister Sue. She enjoyed being with her family and her animals. She was a great cook and enjoyed baking, gardening, crocheting, sport fishing and running the river.

She was preceded in death by her parents Chet Maleski, Sr. and Virginia Maleski, brothers Bob Stockman, Terry Stockman and Mike Maleski.

She is survived by husband Barre Gadd, Sr.; daughters Candace Grissom (Scott) of Juneau, Alaska, Carissa Maleski, and Caleah Gadd both of Wrangell; sons Mike Maleski of Wrangell, Barre Gadd, Jr. (Amanda) of Ketchikan and Johnathan Gadd of Wrangell; sister Suzette Habig (Neil) of Wrangell; brothers Bill Stockman and family of Wasilla, Alaska, Chet Maleski, Jr. and family of Pasco, Washington, Dan Maleski of Kennewick, Washington and Mark Maleski and family of Juneau; grandsons Ian Maleski of Wrangell and Mason Grissom of Juneau along with several cousins, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

By Kay's request there will be a private memorial and spreading of the ashes at a later date.


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