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Delores Patak

d. November 10, 2023

 

Delores Jean Patak died at her home while surrounded by family on Friday, November 10, 2023.  She was born in her grandparents’ home in Perry on October 26, 1930, to John and Charlotte Palovik.  She attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church her entire life.  It was there that she met the love of her life, husband of 70 years, George Patak. They were married on April 17, 1953, in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. 

She enjoyed many years of employment with Southwestern Bell beginning after graduation from high school.  She later worked as an administrative assistant with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation once her children were of high school age.  She retired from that position at sixty-two years of age and began enjoying many of her personal interests.

While her children were small, she was a stay-at-home mother who sewed clothes for all her family members.  Sewing continued to be one of her favorite things, as well as reading.  She loved cooking, gardening and spent many hours each summer canning and making jellies.

She volunteered as a Cub Scout den mother, was active with her children in 4-H activities and enjoyed volunteering at the OK Historical Society and Cherokee Strip Museum.  She seemed to create a second career for herself as a volunteer with Operation Blessing to which she was highly dedicated because of her love for the workers and clients.

She always enjoyed meeting new people and seeing new places during her travels with family members, as well as on organized tours, including Ann’s Adventure trips.

She was a proud member of the Perry community.  She loved the community activities and visiting old friends at the Perry Alumni. An eternal optimist, she always saw the best in people.  She enjoyed visiting shut-ins, caring for elderly relatives, and serving meals at funeral dinners and Lion’s Club. 

She leaves behind, to cherish her memory, husband: George, of the home;  children:  Ann Patak, Georgette Patak, Tony Patak and wife Mellanie, Tim Patak and wife Trudie, Paul Patak and wife Becky, and Pam Dale and husband Mike; grandchildren: Michelle Dinon and husband Jack, Jeremy Patak, Jessica Patak, Allison Patak, Joshua Dale, Eli Patak; and one great granddaughter: Sophia Dinon; brother: John Palovik and wife Marla, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. 

Delores was preceded in death by her parents, John and Charlotte Palovik, grandchild, Jacob Dale, siblings, Duane Palovik, Helen Murch and Pat Lewis. 

The family wishes to thank her very special caregivers:  Trudie Patak, Sandy Horstman, and Becky Brady.  The family benefitted greatly from the kindness and compassion they offered.

 

Friends are welcome to stop by Brown Dugger Funeral Home of Perry on November 17, 2023, to pay respects and visit with family between 5 and 7 p.m.  A rosary will be held at the funeral home on the same date at 7 p.m.  A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on November 18, 2023.  Father Raju Bala will officiate.  Burial will follow at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, west of Perry. 

 

You can make a donation in honor of Delores to

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

http://www.stroseperry.com/

or

The Alzheimer's Association

https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=51079&51079.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T&utm_source=google&utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_campaign=giving_google&s_subsrc=giving_google&gad_source=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5NSR2cXGggMV3m5_AB2XogaREAAYASAAEgIdYfD_BwE

 

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Visitation

Friday, November 17, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brown-Dugger Funeral Home

1010 N 7th St, Perry, OK 73077

A time to visit and for fellowship before the rosary

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Prayer Service

Friday, November 17, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Brown-Dugger Funeral Home

1010 N 7th St, Perry, OK 73077

Rosary

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

421 N 9th St, Perry, OK 73077

Mass of Christian Burial

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Interment

Saturday, November 18, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Mount Carmel Cemetery

615 15th St, Perry, OK 73077

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