|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1928|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 2008|
Harriet L. Dickson, 80, of Bloomsburg, lost her battle with kidney problems on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
She was born on February 1, 1928 in Harrisburg, the daughter of Bertha Wood Irvine and Charles Oliver Patterson Irvine. She grew up in Harrisburg and graduated in 1946 from John Harris High School. She worked for the PA Department of Revenue and later studied at Florida State University for two years, majoring in elementary education.
On December 28, 1957, she married David C. Dickson, Jr. in the Lutheran church in Denver, Colorado. They celebrated their 50th anniversary last December.
From 1959 to 1963 they lived in Pensacola, Florida where she enjoyed tennis, and became the singles and ladies doubles champions. She also took math classes at the Pennsylvania Junior College.
She was devoted to her husband and three children: Connie Hite and husband, Jeff of Greer, SC, David C. Dickson, III and wife, Deirdre of Mechanicsburg, and Amanda Wilhelm and husband, Aaron of West Jordan, UT. She had four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother, William Irvine of Lancaster and a sister, Betsy Torbeck in Wisconsin.
She took classes at Bloomsburg University in painting and quilting, and made a quilt for each of her three children.
A viewing will be held Friday, October 24th from Noon until 1:30 p.m., at the Kelchner-McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 119-121 East Third Street Berwick. Her funeral service will begin at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church of Berwick, located at 200 Market Street and also across East Third Street from the funeral home. Rev. Ronald Hoffman will officiate. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.
Published in the Harrisburg Patriot News, October 23, 2008
Pine Grove Cemetery Walnut Street
Created by: Bill Corl
Record added: Oct 23, 2008
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Attended Flroida State University|
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