DAYTON -- Alice Patricia "Patty" Dawes, 74, of Dayton died Oct. 6, 2009, at Dayton General Hospital.
At her request, there will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Society through Mountain View Colonial DeWitt Cremations and Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Mrs. Dawes was born April 21, 1935, in Woodburn, Ore., to Henry and Alice Lacy Beaman. She attended area primary schools and graduated from Walla Walla High School.
In October 1953 she and Clayton McCauley were married. They later divorced. She married Gene Dawes on October 27, 1969, in Winnemucca, Nev. They moved to Dayton that year where she worked for the Dayton Police Department as a dispatcher. They later moved to Friday Harbor, Wash., where she joined the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, retiring from there in 1997.
Her main focus was her family and family gatherings. She enjoyed camping and boating, and her fondest memories were of spending time boating at Lyon's Ferry Marina. A skilled seamstress, she also enjoyed knitting and reading. She enjoyed her pet, Koda.
She was an associate member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion.
She is survived by her husband at the family home; three daughters, Colleen McCauley and Debra Jamison of Walla Walla, and Tamera Jones of Bakersfield, Calif.; a son, Wayne McCauley of Walla Walla; four stepsons: Gene Dawes, Jr. of Brush Prairie, Wash., Michael Dawes of Portland, Dennis Dawes of Gresham, Ore., and Tim Dawes of Prineville, Ore.; a brother, David Beaman of Eltopia, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.