Dorothy C. Patton, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 16, 2013, at The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas, with family and friends at her side.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Voyle and Clara Traver. She was a graduate of Beaumont High School, Class of 1955.
She attended Empire Beauty School and became a licensed cosmotologist in 1971. She owned and operated her own business, Dorothy Patton's Beauty Salon, for 31 years.
She attended Bowman's Creek Free Methodist Church.
She and Lawrence shared a love for travel, which took them across and throughout the United States, to Hawaii, the Caribbean and England, many times accompanied by good friends, fellow Procter & Gamble retirees and family. Spending time with her family was a big part of her life. Most cherished are the memories of so many family gatherings surrounded by the entire family.
Dorothy is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Lawrence; daughters, Dorothy Corby and her husband, Bradley, Evans Falls; and Nancy Mahle and her husband, Leonard, Evans Falls; sons, Lawrence S. Patton and his wife, Nancy, Bowman's Creek; and Douglas Patton and his wife, Denise, Springville; seven grandchildren, Bradley Corby Jr., Kristie Jones, Kelly Woods, Roxanne Mahle, Jill Patton, Katie Hunting and Zackery Patton; seven great-grandchildren, Jocalynn Corby, Riley Jones, Garry Musselman, Owen Woods, Brody Woods, Olivia Mahle and Chloe Merrifield; her eighth great-grandson, Colby Jones, due to arrive any day; sister, Jeanette Wright and her husband, Arnold, Mary Esther, Fla.; brother, Seldon Traver and his wife, Beverly, Greencastle; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Nulton-Kopcza Funeral Home, 5749 state Route 309 (Beaumont), Monroe Township, with the Rev. Lynn Mokwa of Bowman's Creek Free Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will be in Orcutt Grove Cemetery, Noxen.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kunkle Fire Department, 3943 state Route 309, Dallas, PA 18612, or to the