The DDFaith Foundation – In Memory of Deanna “Dee Dee” Carol (Gahm) Duduit
Dee Dee taught all of us what it meant to have faith greater than our fears. The DDFaith Foundation was created in memory of Dee Dee Duduit to provide scholarships to area seniors who display that type of strong faith. A DDFaith.
Deanna “Dee Dee” Carol (Gahm) Duduit, 46, of Lucasville, took her heavenly flight to glory and met her Lord and Savior face to face on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She was surrounded by many family and friends as she made her crossing into the arms of Jesus.
She was born on February 14, 1968, in Portsmouth. She is survived by her husband Blaine whom she married on March 21, 1997, at Rubyville Community Church. Survivors also include her daughters Ashley (Jordan) Swavel of Chillicothe; Brittany (Kyle) Shaeffer of Columbus; and Grace at home. She is also survived by her mother, Carol Smith of Lucasville; sisters Julie (Chad) Wolfe of Lucasville and Melanie (Jim) Horn of Poland, OH, and three brothers, John (Rose) Gahm, Kevin (Aimee) Gahm and Troy (Julie) Gahm all of Lucasville. She is also survived by her grandfather Jim Andronis of McDermott. She also leaves behind several loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Dee Dee was preceded in death by her father, John Francis Gahm, grandparents Virgil and Dorothy Gahm, and her grandmother, Hazel Andronis.She was a graduate and salutatorian of Valley High School, Class of 1986, and she loved her Valley Indians where she served as a cheer mom over the past three years. In 1992, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University. She worked many years as a local pharmacist, most recently at Gahm’s Pharmacy in Lucasville. She enjoyed crafting and witnessing to people about her faith.Dee Dee was a Christian and served God for many years. She faithfully attended Rubyville Community Church and enjoyed working at church camp each year where she served as a counselor and crafts coordinator. She was a wonderful testimony and witness to others, and her number one goal in life was leading others to Christ. Over the past several months, her friends and family have referred to her strong faith as “DDFaith.”