Natividad "Naty" S (Sungahid) Dees

September 21, 1941May 23, 2018
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Natividad "Naty" S (Sungahid) Dees, age 76, of Allen, Texas passed away on Wednesday May 23, 2018. "Naty" was born September 21, 1941 in Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines to Juanita Sungahid and Jeronimo Soon.

"Naty's" family memories of her are set on her motherhood. She loved every aspect of being a mother to her six children and she was always happy of all their achievements. She had an amazing love for her children. As well as her most cherished children was her most beloved husband, Rick Dees. She married her best friend and love of her life on July 9, 1968 at Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. They were married close to 50 years. She was the wife of a Navy Chief for many years and was proud to serve as a military wife.

A portion of Natividad's motherhood led her to become a working mom with the Marine Corps Exchange for over 20 years at Pendleton, CA. She attended St. Jude Catholic Church and was very acquainted with Father Church and Deacon Ron Fejeran. She had many friends in the church community and was very loved by them all. She always gave to several charities. Her favorites were to the many Native Americans Charities and Boys Ranches.

"Naty" loved the ocean, lakes and rivers. She loved to watch her sons fish and could prepare any type of fish meal to everyone's taste. One of her passions was to cook Filipino or American dishes. She could crochet or knit almost anything and had two green thumbs! Every seed she ever planted grew! Her favorite plant was the money tree. She was known to her family as a master of gardening. Natividad loved to watch classic movies and the all American big movie stars. Her favorite T.V. stars were Chuck Norris and Audie Murphy. When her grandchildren would scare her, she would holler out " Ay Kabayo!", which means horse. She never, never, never forgot anyone's birthdate...EVER! The love of her children and family was her greatest thing in life before anything else. She will always be remembered as a kind, caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother to the most precious gift God gave her-- Her Family.

"Naty" is survived by her husband, Richard Lawrence Dees; son Steve S Dees; son Marlow C Dees; son Emmett M Dees; son Allen Sungahid; daughter Shirley Soon; and daughter Josephine Soon; mother Juanita Sungahid and father J Sungahid; granddaughter Samantha Dees, granddaughter Makailah Dees, grandson Tristin Dees, grandson Noah Dees, grandson Dereck Matthew Dees, grandson Kyle Sungahid, granddaughter Eva Mascolo, grandson Anthony Cruz, grandson Joulden Dees, granddaughter Cassilyn Dees, granddaughter Keylia Dees, , great grandson Gavin Dees, great grandson Alexander Dees, great grandson Sebastian Mascolo and great grandson Santino Mascolo.

"Naty" was preceded in death by her father, Jeronimo Soon and mother, Juanita Sungahid. A rosary service for "Naty" will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 8011 Frankford Road, Dallas, Texas 75252. A visitation with reception will occur Friday, June 1, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, 8011 Frankford Road, Dallas, Texas 75252. A funeral mass will occur Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Saint Jude Catholic Church, 1515 North Greenville Avenue, Allen, Texas 75002. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Arbor Christian Fellowship Church, 23302 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630. A National cemetery internment will occur Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 2:30 PM at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122. A burial - date and time pending will occur at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive , San Diego, Callifornia 92122.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in "Naty's" memory may be made to Please, Honor Natividad's Request to Have no Flowers at Her Services and Instead Choose Plants. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Dees family.


  • Juanita Sungahid, Mother
  • Jeronimo Soon, Father
  • Richard Lawrence Dees, Husband
  • Steve S Dees, Son
  • Marlow C Dees, Son
  • Emmett M Dees, Son
  • Allen Sungahid, Son
  • Shirley Soon, Daughter
  • Josephine Soon, Daughter
  • Samantha Dees, Granddaughter
  • Makailah Dees, Granddaughter
  • Triston Dees, Grandson
  • Noah Dees, Grandson
  • Dereck Matthew Dees, Grandson
  • Kyle Sungahid, Grandson
  • Eva Mascolo, Granddaughter
  • Anthony Cruz, Grandson
  • Joulden Dees, Grandson
  • Cassilyn Dees, Granddaughter
  • Keylia Dees, Granddaughter
  • Gavin Dees, Great Grandson
  • Alexander Dees, Great Grandson
  • Sebastian Mascolo, Great Grandson
  • Santino Mascolo, Great Grandson
  • "Naty" leaves behind to cherish her memory many friends and family that truly loved her.

  • Please, Honor Natividad's Request to Have no Flowers at Her Services and Instead Choose Plants


  • Rosary Service Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Visitation with Reception Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • National Cemetery Interment Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Natividad "Naty" S (Sungahid) Dees

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Adrianne Calvario

June 14, 2018

Nakikiramay po. Sinasabi po sa Apocalipsis 21:3,4 na: “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. The former things have passed away" Pero paano ito posible? Sinasabi sa Mateo 19:26 “With God all things are possible". Jehovah God has the desire to fulfill these wonderful promises. May this bring you comfort in your difficult time.

Robyn Burgess

June 1, 2018

I have so many good memories of this beautiful woman.
She loved to cook and somehow convinced me to eat squid and fish heads.
She was a very hard worker at Camp Pendleton. I had to get a message to her son so I called her at her work and they sent an officer to come pick her up to receive the call. She says, "I was so scared thought something was wrong, they sent someone to get me Naty you have a call."
I loved to see her driving that station wagon always bringing home goodies.
She loved to dance and sing!
We went to church quite a few times together that was fun. Driving to Oceanside.
She helped me get a job at Mission Hospital, which I loved dearly!
Her son and her helped me go back to school. I wouldn't be where I am today without the encouragement and help.
Her love for animals, she had a dove she loved.
She brought home kittens one day.
Her love for her family allowing her house to be open.
I remember the Christmas when Shirley & Eva decked out the porch to stay!
I will not be able to make the service, my love for Naty is forever!

Steve Dees

June 1, 2018

Jeanette Crawford

June 1, 2018

Louella Hall

May 31, 2018

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