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Patti Curry Dawe

February 16, 2014 — September 25, 2014

DAWE, Patti Curry - Entered into rest on September 25, 2014 in Spokane Valley, WA. Born in Spokane to Addison and Ida McCallum, Patti was the youngest of six kids, brothers Dick, Jerry, Don and sisters Virginia and Shirley. Patti was close to all her siblings and loved them deeply. After graduating from Rogers High School, Patti married Jack Curry and had four children, Terri Adolfson (husband Jim and children Alyssa, Jaclyn, Kimmie, Kellie, Robbie, Kirstie and James), Paula Scott (husband Robert and children Jack, Curran and Ryan), Billy Curry (wife Liz and children Jack and Duncan), and Sue Curry Jones (husband Shaun). Patti loved them all unconditionally as well as her sixteen great grandchildren. Patti was a wonderful wife and mother and enjoyed having fun with her family, going camping, playing sports and games, listening to music and just goofing around and being silly at home. Patti and Jack were married for nearly 30 years when Jack died in 1982. Patti later met and married Richard (Dick) Dawe, who she worked with at Farm Credit Bank, and became another mother to his children Laura and Chris (wife Melody and daughter Tessa). Patti and Dick were married for 30 years and shared a life of fun and laughter, traveling, camping, having fun in the pool and taking annual trips to the ocean with family, including a 15-year run at the Long Beach, Washington, Kite Festival. Patti was a prominent and one of Spokane’s top woman bowlers, winning numerous trophies and titles. A City Champion and familiar face on the scene in bowling’s heyday, Patti bowled in leagues and tournaments while raising her family then later traveled and bowled for many years with her husband Dick. Patti very much enjoyed competing against men in games of skill such as ping pong, bowling and pool. She knew the idea that men were superior at those games was “bull roar” and took satisfaction in competing with and besting her sometimes chauvinistic competitors. Patti always had fun hosting parties, staying up all night playing pool in the basement and taking everyone’s money playing blackjack and poker. Even Las Vegas was not beyond her reach as she regularly enjoyed winning then playing on with the “house’s” money. A devoted Grandmother, Patti was always on the look-out for a fun toy or item and loved to spend time and pass on her special brand of fun to all the kids. Through the years Patti was a 2nd mother to many of her children’s friends. She created a fun and inviting atmosphere, a “home base” where her kids and their friends would like to gather. Patti did not like pretentiousness and liked people that were “real.” She was generous and nonjudgmental to everyone she met and left a lasting influence on all who knew her that will be passed down for generations to come. Patti’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Josh and Bre, Allen's II Adult Family Home and Hospice of Spokane. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and / or Hospice of Spokane. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, 4305 N DIVISION, Spokane, WA.
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