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A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for La Junta, Colorado resident Deanna Dee Files will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, CO. Pastor Eugene Birt will officiate. Per family's request Dee was cremated and there will be no visitation. There will be a private family burial of cremains at a later date.
Dee was born October 2, 1957 at Lamar, Colorado and departed this life on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Ark Valley Medical Center at the age of 54.
Ms. Files was the daughter of James and Viola (Wagley) Whitehead. Dee was a proud mother of two daughters, Katrina and Kesha. Dee's children and grandchildren were her life. She enjoyed the time she had with her family.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents James Hershel Franklin Whitehead and Viola Whitehead, her brother Jim Dean, and her niece Amy Little.
She is survived by two daughters, Katrina Files of La Junta, CO and Kesha Files (Jason Johnston) of Minco, OK; by her brothers, Don (Linda) Dean of Cibolo, TX and Dusty (Bea) Whitehead of Worland, WY; two sisters, Judy Simmons of Maricopa, AZ and Debbie (Rob) Goodrich of Laramie, WY; and two grandsons, Josiah Files and Jason Johnston. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dee's name and may be left in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Home P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO., 81052.
Services for Deanna Dee Files are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at