September 19, 1928 – November 26, 2016
Dorothy “Dottie” Ethelyn Seest Pate, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Dorothy was born on September 19, 1928 in Newburg, Missouri. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Indiana University in 1950 and later earned her Master’s Degree at Hartford Seminary in 1956. Dorothy served as a United Methodist Missionary in Hiroshima, Japan for three years from 1950-1953. Dorothy had a passion for coordinating Sunday school educational materials for churches. She taught at Hiroshima Jogakuin Girls’ School while in Japan and later retired from TVA. She enjoyed playing piano and being a member of the Murray Hills Garden Club. While in Japan, Dorothy won the trophy as the shuffleboard champion of the Pacific. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ethel Seest; husband, Reverend Doctor Bart Carter Pate and brother, David Seest. Dorothy is survived by her children, Russell M. Pate of Indialantic, Florida, Robert N. Pate of Beckley, West Virginia and Gretchen Pate Hail of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Russell E. Pate, Alexandra E. Pate Valle, Staci Danielle Pate, Will Hail and Pate Hail; brother, Carl Seest, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held 9am Tuesday, November29 at Hamilton Memorial Gardens In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Centenary United Methodist Church Inner City Ministry. Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel, Hixson, TN.
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