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09/20/1929 — 03/01/2023
From Richland, WA
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Marion (Krepsky) Dix Morey
September 20, 1929 – March 1, 2023
Richland, Washington – Marion Carol (Krepsky) Dix Morey, passed away on March 1, 2023, in Kennewick, at the age of 93. Born, September 20, 1929, to Bernard & Esther Krepsky, in Sheboygan, WI. She grew up in the small town of Kohler until the family moved to Richland in June 1945. She graduated from Columbia High, (now RHS) in 1948 and shortly after, worked for GE. She married William Dix, (Camp Hanford Soldier), on November 10, 1951, at the Central Church in Richland. Together they had 1 daughter, Susan. They later divorced after which she got a job at HHFA in the Legal Department, (the Federal Agency handling all the sales of the Richland government-owned homes). Here she met the late Judge, Albert Yencopal, a government attorney at the time, and worked alongside him for over 15 years, first as his legal secretary and later, after he was appointed Richland’s first Municipal Judge, his court clerk.
Around this time, she met John Morey, a Richland Police Officer and recent widower. They were married on June 14, 1969. With John’s 6 children, and her 1 daughter, the two families merged and suddenly became a family of 9. They loved to camp and play golf, enjoying many trips with other golf couples. Marion joined the ladies 9-Hole League at the old Sham-na-pum golf course and later moved to the Horn Rapids Course. She was a member of C.U.P church and volunteered, helping with church dinners, weddings, etc. She was also a member of the Jr. Women’s Club Legal Secretary Association.
Her social life was active up until the end, going out regularly with friends. She was proud of, and loved her family, never missing out on a family dinner or get-together. Her home and backyard pool were always open and many summer BBQs and memories were created there. She went on yearly summer trips to Idaho with the family where she enjoyed many conversations, playing games, and watching the grandkids swim in the lake. She always had chocolate chip cookies ready and every Christmas everyone looked forward to her famous pecan-rolls.
Because of her faith in Christ, we are confident that we will one day get to see her again, but until that time, she will be missed by so many. She is survived by Daughter Susan, (Ray) Richardson, Stepchildren Lyllyan, (Dale) Harmston, Bill, (Lori) Morey, Margaret Morey, Shawn, (Ed) Dodd, Kelly, (Dean) Bell, 12 Grandchildren & 22 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband, John, her two brothers, Bernerd and Mark, and stepdaughter, Shannon.
Services will be held Friday, April 14, at 3pm at the Central Church (chapel area), Richland
I will forever remember Aunt Marion smiling. She did not always have it especially easy, but she found ways to be happy. She was thoughtful, kind and very caring. I am grateful I was able to visit her in her home recently, and again on the phone before she passed. You will miss her every day.
Oh, what a delightfully spry and loving lady, my friend, Marion! We were longtime neighbors on Dogwood and shared many fun chats and lunches & church together. I found her to be a wise Christian woman who always found some good in everyone. She & John were quite the duo, raising 7 kids and enjoying them and the grands…..she was so proud of all! God allowed me to see Marion on a recent visit to Richland, as she and family were clearing out her longtime home for selling. I was impressed by the respect shown her as the members showed her every bit of jewelry, china, books, etc. for her to nix or keep.
I am so blessed to have had Marion along on my life’s journey and look forward to seeing her again one day. Sympathy and God’s blessings to her wonderful family as they navigate life without her. Hugs! Pat