In Memory of

Patricia "Patsy" L. Dunbar

February 9, 1932 - August 3, 2019
From: Badger, IA | Originally: Gowrie, IA


  Patricia L. “Patsy” Dunbar, 87, died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.

  Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at United Methodist Church, Gowrie with Pastor David Arulnathan officiating. Burial will follow at the Gowrie Township Cemetery. Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.

   Patsy is survived by her husband, Ralph; children, Larry Dunbar (Mindy Anderson) of Badger; Sandi (Dean) Lammers of Corning;  grandchildren, Nick (Rachel) Dunbar; Sarah(Paul) Cain; Chris (Tisha) Lammers; Jon Lammers; six great-grandchildren, Lily Rae Dunbar; Jenna and Ava Cain; Nolan, Owen and Natalie Lammers.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Jessie (Laird) Douglas; brother, Robert Douglas; and daughter-in-law, Becky Dunbar.

    Patricia L. Douglas was born February 9, 1932 in Fort Dodge. Patsy was raised in Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1950. On October 30, 1954, Patsy was united in marriage to Ralph Dunbar at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple moved to Gowrie and in 1962 established their home on a farm north of Gowrie. Patsy worked for the Iowa Department of the Blind for a number of years. She was one of two people in the United States that was a music braille transcriptionist. Patsy was a member of the United Methodist Church and UMW in Gowrie.

   Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Memorial Services
1:30 p.m. - Tuesday
August 6, 2019
United Methodist Church
Gowrie, Iowa
Gowrie Township Cemetery
Gowrie, Iowa


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:35 AM
“I was reminiscing with my sister, Debbie, about Patricia. (Mom, Juanita, always called her Patricia.) Patricia was one of Mom's very best friends. Debbie suggested that they are currently catching up and no one else in Heaven can get a word in edgewise.
Condolences to family and friends.
I have fond memories of High School with Larry and Sandy. I especially enjoyed my summer in the Youth Conservation Corp with Sandy.
Much love to you all!!
Daughter of Rev. Sam and Juanita Hahn
- Eunice (Hahn) Mennenoh

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:07 PM
“She has been a part of my life since I was 18. She will be missed very much. We spent a lot of time on the farm with Larry and Becky over the years. Spent almost every 4th of July with her and Ralph.”
- Mary Opheim

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 8:48 AM
“Larry and Family. My condolences in the loss of your Mother. May she rest in peace with her Savior Jesus Christ. God Bless.”
- Rodney Patterson

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