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Dorothy Ione Lessert Patrick
Birth: Nov. 14, 1913
Bennett County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 2008
Placer County
California, USA

Born in La Creek, South Dakota, now a Wildlife Refuge, to two mixed breed parents, she went to school in Martin, South Dakota, near Pine Ridge Reservation, surrounded by a large loving extended family, and the only youngster for several years. She loved art, gymnastics and music and never desired to follow her parents love of horses or riding. Her mixed breed grandparents ran the hotel and boarding house, and her father operated the garage for car repairs and he built their house in Martin. They moved to New Mexico where she graduated from high school. She graduated from business college, and worked in Billings, Montana for the Indian Service, and there she met her future husband at a Billings boarding house where they resided. They married there in 1938. They parented two daughters. They traveled the United States moving 40 times in the first 20 years of their 25 years together, before divorcing in 1964. She worked for Girl Scouts of America and the engineering department of Providence Hospital. She married Rily Patrick in 1973 and lived with him on the Arabian Horse ranch in Calistoga. She studied oil painting and art, eventually painting commissions for people. She became well known for her 'mini' vineyardscapes of the Napa Valley that she displayed in a Calistoga gallery. She created the Calistoga Episcopal Church banner. She continued painting in 3 different media lifelong. She spent her last days in her grand daughter Valerie's home in Newcastle. She lived a full life during 94 years, 2 months and 23 days. 
Family links: 
  Edward Lessert (1891 - 1963)
  Minnie Cecelia Robertson Lessert (1884 - 1971)
  Sherman Clark Payne (1915 - 1989)
  Riley William Patrick (1901 - 1995)

San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Santa Nella
Merced County
California, USA
Plot: 4, 0, 1244
Maintained by: James and Sharon Cissell
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Record added: Jul 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72889735
Dorothy Ione <i>Lessert</i> Patrick
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Dorothy Ione <i>Lessert</i> Patrick
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Dorothy Ione <i>Lessert</i> Patrick
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Roses for you today Mom
- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 28, 2014
Forget-me-nots to say I will forget-you-not! Miss you immensely and thankful we got to have you with us in our home for a while!
- Valerie Hard
 Added: Jan. 30, 2014
Missing you ~ in loving memories of you ~
- Sharon
 Added: May. 27, 2013
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