Dalaly Watha Dabish

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May 1, 1940 to March 1, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Dalaly Watha Dabish announces her passing on March 1, 2018 of organ failure.  Dalaly was born on May 1, 1940, the oldest daughter of Asso and Hannia Watha.  She immigrated from Tel Keppe, Iraq to America in 1954 when she married her late husband Karim P. Dabish.  Dalaly loved life in America where she had the freedom to be a Christian, raise a family, and open businesses.  Her first business endeavor with her late husband Karim was with retail stores (Happy Boy Market, Great Savings, and Farm Pride), then real estate with development of a subdivision in Lake Orion, and then opening dress boutiques named After Five and Krystal’s Dress Collection.  Her last position was at the original Powerhouse Gym in Highland Park, MI from 1980 to 1996, which was founded by her children. 

Dalaly instilled valuable life lessons to her family of love, fairness, and how to live as a person of high character. Her spirit lives on through her three children, who will miss her dearly, William (Ibtisam), late son Norman (Nouha) and only daughter Krystal.  Dalaly will also be deeply missed by her daughter-in-law Ibtisam, seven grandsons, William Jr. (Sandra), Henry (Vera), Victor (Nancy), Michael (Jessica), Peter, John (Eileen) and Frank, her ten great-grandchildren, and her four siblings, Sabri (Vergin), Jerry (Fatin), Nancy (Al) and Terry (Mark).