Patricia Summers (Acree) Dickson, 84, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed away surrounded by family on November 26, 2019. She was born on April 19, 1935, in West Virginia, and raised in Hampshire, IL. She is survived by her husband, John Dickson; 6 children, John Dickson, Jennifer (Jack) Glaser, Jeff (Jill) Dickson, Julie (Corey Witzel) Dickson, Jane (Allen) Ninmann, Josh (Jennifer) Dickson; 15 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Merilyn (Bill) Bryan, Marge (Vern) Fischer, and Bob (Jane) Acree. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert W. Acree and Mary Eloise [McCoy] Acree, and one grandson.
Pat relished spiritual exploration, was the original tree-hugger and health food nut (who could put a hurt on anything chocolate), thumped anybody in word games (Scrabble, Boggle, Dictionary...), encouraged free thinking, and delighted in the creative arts. Grace, forgiveness, and a sense of humor were at the core of her being, demonstrated daily in everything she did. Above all else, she wished to be a vibrant example of human spiritual potential, and we all are richer for her dedication.
Special thanks to Jennifer Haggard, caregiver, and Agrace Hospice, who provided heartfelt TLC support to Pat and her family. Memorial donations can be made directly to Agrace Hospice or Alzheimers and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
"I spent many happy hours at the Dickson home as a teenager. Pat was like a second mom. She introduced me to carob, which I hated! The Dicksons were a breath of fresh air in our small, conservative community and she was at the heart of it. Although I haven't seen her in many years, I remember her fondly."
"Pat was a kind and gentile woman. Our deepest sympathy to her wonderful family.
Jim and Janet McCallum "
"Kindness and generosity mark the life of this woman, spouse, mother, and aunt.. We will well remember you."