Dea Mckibben Perry passed away on Jan 8, 2022, at the age of 68, on Bainbridge Island, WA. After 5 years Dea won her battle with cancer, passing away with grace, and without fear, never letting her illness dampen her indomitable spirit. Dea passed being surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Dea was gifted in many ways, but in particular her creativity and ability to form meaningful connections with others stand out for those who knew her.
Throughout her life Dea’s style shined through her pursuits: art director, floral designer, food stylist, ceramicist, painter, gardener, party planner. Kindness and grit are other words that come to mind when folks think of her.
The devoted nurses and doctors at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance were tireless in her defense. Her neighbors and friends eased her path with support, nurturing meals and demonstrations of love throughout her life.
If in doubt of where to turn, or how to honor her memory, be guided by a simple prayer, “What would Dea do?”. Dea is survived by her husband, Peter; their son, Ricky; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.