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Patton— 90 years old

December 8, 2013
Messenger News
GOWRIE — Annice Patton, of Gowrie, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday.
Cards may be sent to her at: Box 127, Gowrie, IA 50543.
Her family includes Janelle and James Willis, of Aplington; Robert and Nancy Patton, of Gowrie; and Scott and Deb Patton, of Ames. She has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Husband James is deceased.
Annice Bonde was born on Dec. 12, 1923 at Rutland. She was a 1940 graduate of Bradgate High School, then completed a year course at Tobin Business School, Fort Dodge. Prior to her marriage in 1946, she worked as a bookkeeper for Brady Transfer and Storage, Fort Dodge, and Fort Dodge Water Department, as well as Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, Calif. She was a full-time homemaker for years before working as secretary to the pastor at the Gowrie Methodist Church. In 1988, she retired after working 23 years as the secretary to the principal at Prairie High School in Gowrie. She has been active in the Gowrie Methodist Church and the Legion Auxiliary.


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