Dwight Gibson Pattee 1917 ~ 2005 Age 88. Joined the love of his life, Vella Mae Bradshaw Pattee on September 4, 2005. Pat was born on July 8, 1917 on a ranch in Terry, Montana to Ralph and Eunice Pattee. He attended school in Billings, Montana and joined the Army Air Corps during World War II to become a B-17 aircraft pilot and commander. He and his crew survived 35 missions flying over Europe and he was awarded the Flying Cross for heroism during World War II. Pat and Vella were married shortly after his return from Europe on November 1, 1944. She preceded him in death just a few days prior to their 60th wedding anniversary. They lived most of their married life in Salt Lake City, Utah where he became a Real Estate Broker and Investor. He was a member of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors for 60 years, a member of the Salt Lake Kawanis Club for nearly 50 years, a 33rd Degree Mason and member of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. II, a Shriner, a Jester, a QB (Quiet Birdman), a Gyro, a member of Willow Creek Country Club and The Alta Club. He flew for the Air Force Reserves at Hill Air Force Base and contributed to campaigns in Korea and Viet Nam, retiring as a Lt. Col. Along with Vella, his son Dwight Scott Pattee proceded him in death as well as his only brother Benton R. Pattee. Pat is survived by his son Brad Pattee and his wife Chris, along with their combined children Kellie, Brian, and Kevin Pattee, and Tres (Jenn) Sorbonne, and Alicia (Mike) Thompson. Pat is also survived by his daughter Teri L. Tyree and her husband Dan, along with their children Heather and Ian Tyree. Pat was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all of us. Viewing will be Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at 6 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at 2 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior. Both will be at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Obituary: Dwight Gibson Pattee
By Deseret News