‘Beautiful, outgoing and fun’: Friends and family hold candlelight vigil for Spokane mother

SPOKANE, Wash. — Family and friends spent Wednesday night remembering Kassie Dewey, a Spokane mother killed over the weekend.

Parking lots were full and cars lined the streets surrounding Franklin Park. They all came together to hold a candlelight vigil for Dewey. She was stabbed to death, and her daughter was severely injured.

“Everybody that loved her is hurting to the core,” said Kimberley Domitrovich, who knew Dewey for 15 years. “I say her name and I want to cry.”

Hugs, tears and memories, all shared tonight in honor of the 35-year-old mother of three.

“Very loving and caring towards the patient population at Eastern State Hospital as well as towards her work family and her personal family,” said Carol Angeli who worked with Dewey.

Flowers were placed next to pictures of her. Candles were lit, bringing a glow to everyone, just like her smile did. People called it infectious.

“Kassie lived life on her terms and she lived it the fullest. She was fun, loving, caring, wonderful mother, wonderful daughter,” Domitrovich said.

People who came to the vigil said Dewey was a beautiful soul.

“That was the epitome of Kassie. She was always very positive, very uplifting, fun to work with,” Angeli said.

Many are still trying to process the hole they now have in their hearts, but what’s keeping everyone going are the memories they’ll hold forever of Kassie Dewey.

“Godspeed to your loving home. Get your angel wings and watch over the rest of us,” Angeli explained. “Even though you’re gone from the physical plain, you will not be forgotten.”

No one has been charged or arrested for Dewey’s murder.

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