Patricia J. (DeBower) Halverson (1924 - 2016)

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SUN CITY, Ariz. – Patricia J. Halverson, 91, of Sun City, Ariz. and formerly of Oelwein, Iowa died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Royal Oaks Life Care Facility in Sun City.
Graveside Service: 2:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein with Reverend Charis Combs-Lay officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein.
Memorials may be directed in her name to Faith Presbyterian Church, Sun City, Ariz.
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Patricia Jean DeBower was born Oct. 21, 1924 in Allison, Iowa the daughter of Lawrence and Bernice (Getting) DeBower. She graduated from high school in Marshalltown, Iowa. On January 6, 1945 she was united in marriage to Donald A. Halverson in Marshalltown. Pat was employed for many years as a secretary for Oelwein Community Schools. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City. Pat enjoyed painting, floral arrangements and Bridge.
Pat is survived by her two sons: Gordon (Barb) Halverson of Conifer, Colo. and Greg (Linda) Halverson of Kent, Wash.; grandchildren: Todd, Leah and Evan Halverson of Warner Robins, Ga., Dave, Ashley and Keaton Halverson of Aurora, Colo., Adam and Lorraine Halverson of San Juan Bautista, Calif., Jeff, Jessica, Tanner and Hallee Halverson of Kent, Wash., and Lindsey Halverson of Kirkland, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.
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Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home - Oelwein
221 N. Frederick Ave., P.O.Box 614
Oelwein, IA 50662
(319) 283-4922
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, 2016