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Dorothy Mae Pattee

November 16, 2008
Dorothy Mae Pattee
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Obituary for Dorothy Mae Pattee

GARRISON – Dorothy Mae “Dort” Pattee, 89, of Garrison, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton following a sudden illness.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton.  Visitation will be Wednesday, November 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home and from 9:30 to service time on Thursday.  Burial will be at the Garrison Cemetery following the service.   

Dorothy Mae “Dort” Pattee was born July 20, 1919 in Vinton, IA, to Cassius Clay and Alice LaHue Gordon.  She was raised in Garrison and graduated from Garrison H.S. in 1938.  On July 4, 1938 she married Lowell Dell “Pat” Pattee in Garrison.  Pat preceded her in death in March of 1985.  Dort lived her entire life in Garrison.  She was a member of the Garrison Methodist Church, the Fireman’s Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors of America.  Dort worked a variety of jobs, including postal worker, tavern owner and operator, grocery store clerk and drycleaner but her favorite job was working at the hardware store.   

Dort is survived by son, Rick Pattee, Garrison; daughters, Linda Wieditz, Garrison, and Chris Pattee(Kim Meyerhoff), Coralville, IA; and half-brother, Theron (Bonnie) Gordon, Newhall, IA;  grandchildren, Kendra, Krista, Mitch and Todd and great grandchildren, Alyscia, Dominique and Rhea.   

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law, DeAnn Pattee, grandson, Scott Pattee, two brothers, two sisters and special friend and sister-in-law, Beryl “Harb” Pattee.

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