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Patricia Dore
By The Skanner News

PATRICIA MARIE DORE
Feb. 26, 1946 – Feb. 4, 2017

Patricia Marie Dore died of natural causes at her home in Seattle on February 4, 2017. She was 70 years old. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann (Fontenette), father, Morris, and brothers Lewis and Morris (Jr.) Dore.

She married DonCosta Seawell in 1974. They divorced and she married Kenneth Pounds in 1978. That marriage ended in divorce.

Patricia was baptized at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church in Abbeville, La., and graduated from Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette, La. She attended Marylhurst University, and later became among the first African American flight attendants hired by United Airlines in the 1960s. After initially being based in Chicago, she moved to Seattle where she worked Honolulu, Tokyo and Hong Kong flights. She was awarded a citation from United for performing CPR on a passenger who had a heart attack.

She enjoyed traveling the world, including China, where she climbed the Great Wall, and Germany, where she visited with her brother, Lewis, who was stationed at the U.S. Army base in Heidelberg. Rome and Paris were among her favorite cities. Gifts and souvenirs were generously given by her to family and friends.

Pat was a gourmet cook, and would chase down a special ingredient all over Seattle. Family favorites, among many, were her Salmon Brioche, garlic stuffed pork roast, and at Easter, Herbed grilled leg of lamb. Her artistic bent was also expressed in the making of cosmetics, liqueurs and canning fruits she put in decorative glass jars, topped with crocheted tops. Her gift baskets were eagerly anticipated by family and friends. In addition, she created Dore Dipping sauce, which she bottled and sold.

Pat was known for her kindness and sense of humor. She always put the needs of others before her own. Her generosity knew no bounds.

Survivors include sisters, Jacquelyn Merriwether (Clyde), Seattle; Bobbie Dore Foster, (Bernie) Portland, Ore.; brother, Adam Frazier Dore (Terry), Gueydan, La.; five nieces and six nephews.

A family memorial service took place in Seattle on Feb. 12.  Arrangements by cremation, Southwest Mortuary, Seattle. Interment, Evergreen Washelli, Seattle.

Here are some family photos and photos from Pat's memorial service reception:

Patricia Dore

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