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Pauline Wilma Dobson Chavis

Denmark, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Death 27 May 1999 (aged 80)
Montrose, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 101020612 · View Source
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(Pauline was also married to a man named Anderson between her marriages to Milton Burgus and Herman Chavis.)


The Hawk Eye, May 28, 1999; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Pauline Wilma Dobson Chavis, 80, of the Montrose Health Center, Montrose, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, at the health center. She had been in failing health since 1990.

Born October 27, 1918, in Denmark Township, Lee County, she was the daughter of Frank Mills and Martha Williams Wilder Dobson. She married Milton S. Burgus on July 10, 1937, in Nashua. He preceded her in death. She later married Herman Chavis on October 27, 1978, at Miami Beach, Florida.

Mrs. Chavis was a former receptionist at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. She had lived in the Fort Madison area for the past five years.

She was of the Protestant faith and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one son, Carroll L. Burgus of Oskaloosa; one daughter, Barbara Pierce of Texarkana, Arkansas; one sister, Velna Russell of Loomis, California; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one son and two grandsons.

The body of Mrs. Chavis has been cremated.

A memorial has been established. Contributions made be made at Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison.

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  • Created by: DW Brumm
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101020612
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pauline Wilma Dobson Chavis (27 Oct 1918–27 May 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101020612, ; Maintained by DW Brumm (contributor 47781608) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.