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Patricia A. Chambers Dyess

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Patricia A. Chambers Dyess Obituary
Dyess, Patricia A. Chambers

Sunrise, Florida, formerly of Slaterville Springs, NY: Patricia was born on June 27, 1933, in Manhattan, NY, the third child of Leslie Holmes and Bernice Hayes Chambers. She died on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida where she had lived for 9 years. At 19, Patricia married Jimmie Dyess, who pre-deceased her, they raised their 6 children as well as 2 of Jimmie's sisters, Delores Torres and Judy Spencer, who survive her. Pat held many jobs through the years; telephone operator, receptionist at Sam Peter's, and administrative assistant at Cornell University. Pat's most treasured job, however, was as a mother and grandmother. By today's standards she would be considered a Renaissance woman as she grew, harvested, canned and pickled her own food, often created and designed her own clothes, knitted many a sweater, made all of her meals from scratch, helped guide her children's religious and moral upbringing, attended all of her children and grandchildren's many sporting and musical events, while holding down a job! Pat was also a sports fanatic and passed on her love of baseball, football and bowling to all of her children. Pat is survived by her children; James (Janet) Dyess, William (Marion) Dyess, Patricia (Timothy) Armstrong Catherine (Scott) Nunnally, Lorelei (Renall) Becker and Helen (Kevin) English, beloved sister, Bernice Zupancic, grandchildren, Timothy, Meredith, Callie and Tyler Armstrong, Clark and Troy Nunnally, Quincy and Patrick English, Samantha, Sabrina and Shane Noles Dyess, great-grandson Sammy Becker, her special friend and caregiver, Pearl Francis, honorary daughter, Amy Brand and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and former husband, Pat was also pre-deceased by her brothers, James, John (Jack) and William Chambers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. You can sign an online guest book at In accordance with her wishes, there will be a mass in her honor in late December, in Ithaca, NY. There will be announcement in the Ithaca Journal at a later date.

Published in Ithaca Journal from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2012
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