Patricia Marie Dickinson

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  • Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00am
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Patricia Marie Dickinson

Patricia Marie Dickinson, 91,of Renton, WA, passed away November 25, 2013 at Valley General Medical Center. God was kind to Pat.  She received last rites and passed peacefully in the presence of family.

Pat was born in Cimarron, New Mexico,  April 11, 1922, the oldest daughter of the late Gertrude (Hoodie) Sitzberger and Edward F. Sitzberger.  She attended Raton High School in Raton, New Mexico where she was the band Majorette. After graduating she attended nursing training in Denver, Colorado graduating in 1945. She met her husband Bob in Denver where they married and enjoyed dancing to the many big bands of the era that toured through Denver.  Pat moved to Washington with Bob and built the family home with him in 1955 where they raised five children.  Her lengthy and lively life was full of family and extensive travels with her husband after his retirement.  Pat was active throughout the community with Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the PTA.  After her children were grown she resumed her nursing career working at Renton Hospital, Libby Foods, and King County Public Health.  She continued to be active in the community volunteering her time with CASA and most recently, the Renton Senior Center until October 2013.  Pat was a faithful member of the St. Anthony Catholic church since 1953 where she was an active volunteer and co-founded ‘Moms in Touch’ a support group for mothers. 

Surviving are her children  R. John Dickinson, Monument, CO, Barbara M. Burnett, Howard, CO, Patricia C. (Sande) Meinert,  Enumclaw, WA, Thomas E. Dickinson, Kent, WA, and Nance A. Dickinson, Kirkland, WA and their families. Also surviving are sisters Marjory Martin of Cimarron NM, Joan Hart of Walnut Creek, CA, and brother Edward Sitzberger, Cimarron, NM, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Robert C. Dickinson, and brother James Sitzberger, Cimarron NM.  Pat cherished her seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and the numerous family members and friends who loved her.

A memorial mass will be held for Pat Friday, December 13 at 11 AM at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Renton.

Following the mass, a reception will be held to celebrate Pat’s life at Merrill Gardens, 104 Burnett Ave S, Renton for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s name to the Renton Senior Center or St Anthony Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.dignitymemorial.com/greenwood-memorial-park-funeral-home/en-us/index.page under Dickinson, Patricia.


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