Saturday, August 31, 2013 in the comfort of her home, God called her home, God called home one of his special angels, Mrs. Patricia Dupree Stigall, after a long battle with cancer.
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Patricia was born October 23, 1953 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Helen Jewel and Otis Charles Dupree. After graduating from Somerset High School in Kentucky, she graduated from the University of Eastern Michigan and received a Masters from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She moved to Alaska in 1975, where shortly later she married Russell W. Stigall. They had 37 beautiful years together.
Patricia was a long-time teacher for the Anchorage School District and retired in 2004, only to become a long-term sub for many years after. She touched the lives of many students with her caring spirit and knowledge.
Patricia was an active member of Jewel Lake Parish, where she sang with the choir and taught the youth of the church in Sunday school. Patricia loved her church very much. Her hobbies were playing scrabble, gardening, reading, singing, needlepoint, and helping others.
Patricia was and still is a loved woman in her community and outside of Alaska. All she ever wanted to do was good, and she accomplished that everyday of her life. She always had a smile on her face and was a positive soul. Patricia was very strong in her faith and a Godly woman.
Patricia is preceded in death by mother, Helen J. Dupree; father, Otis C. Dupree; step-mom, Angela Dupree; sister, Claudena Stigall; and brother, Samuel Barnes. Living siblings: Brenda Ferguson, Brooklyn, NY; George Barnes, Manchester, KY; Otis Dupree, Jr, Washington, DC; Aunts and Uncles, Juanita Coffey, George Anderson, Myrtle Anderson and Arneice Hollowell and a large host of nieces and nephews. Survived by husband, Russell W. Stigall; son, Alex C. Stigall and daughter, Andrea C. Stigall.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Jewel Lake Parish, 3833 Strawberry Rd. Anchorage, AK 99502 or the
of your choice.
Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7 at St John's United Methodist, 1801 O'Malley Rd.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2013