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Dorothy Ann Brinker Patterson
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1926
Death: Mar. 24, 1990

Anchorage Daily News March 29, 1990

Parents and Friends of Gays cofounder Dorothy Ann Patterson, 63, died March 24 at Providence Hospital. A memorial service was at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Log Cabin Church with the Rev. Arthur E. Curtis officiating.

Ms. Patterson was born July 17, 1926, in Mount Clemens, Mich., where she attended St. Mary's High School. She moved to California while in her late teens and soon after settled in Seattle. During the 1960s, she sold real estate. In the early 1970s, she attended classes in the humanities in various Seattle colleges. She also attended classes at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. She came to Alaska in 1975 and soon began working in Prudhoe Bay and Barrow. She had worked on the slope for about 10 years. Due to ill health, she returned to her home in Anchorage where she started the Bed and Breakfast Alaska in 1954. The family made the following statement: "Her continued health problems and the severe economic recession caused her to lose her home but not her spirit." She supported the Equal Rights Amendment and the Alaska Free Voices in Anchorage. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and was an Iditarod enthusiast. In her later years, she was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Log Cabin Church.

She is survived by her son, Kevin of Port Costa, Calif.; her daughters, Kimberly of Seattle; Kathleen Allman of Mountlake Terrace, Wash., and Pamela Hundley of St. Paul, Minn.; her mother, Dorothy Brinker; her brothers, Jim Brinker of Denver, William Brinker of Novi, Mich., and Ronald Brinker of Waverly Hall, Ga.; her sisters, Kathleen Johnson of Cadillac, Mich., Nancy Fredrick of Pompano, Fla., Ruth Ackley of Eaton Rapids, Mich., and Patricia Fazer, of Sunfield, Mich.; three grandsons; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, Ms. Patterson requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Alaska Aids Assistance Association of Anchorage, 417 W. Eighth Ave., Anchorage 99501. Her cremated remains will be taken to Washington at a later date. Service arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Taken to Washington
Created by: Nancy K
Record added: Feb 28, 2008
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