Ethel Patricia (Patty) Kice
Ethel Patricia (Patty) Kice of Estes Park died February 9, 2013. Patty was born March 14, 1922 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma for two years and then graduated with a B. S. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1943. She then completed one year of medical technology training at the University of Oklahoma Hospital in Oklahoma City. Following this, she worked as a medical technologist in Muskogee and Oklahoma City. Patty relocated to Dearborn, Michigan and completed three years of training in serology and bacteriology at Henry Ford Hospital. She then worked for twenty-eight years at Henry Ford Hospital and as a teaching supervisor at Wayne County Hospital in Eloise, Michigan.
Patty retired in 1977 and moved back to Muskogee to care for her elderly parents. In 1990, after her father’s death, Patty and her mother moved to Estes Park, Colorado where her older brother, Ed Kice, and his wife, Roberta, had retired. Patty was active in Grace Episcopal Church in Muskogee where she was a member of Daughters of the King, a prayer and service organization. In Estes Park she attended St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. She remained active in Daughters of the King and Episcopal Church Women. She volunteered at the Estes Valley Public Library and was a member of the Estes Park Senior Center where she played bridge every week. Patty never married, but she had close and loving relationships with her nieces and nephews and their families: Ned (Sandy) Kice of The Dalles, Oregon, Susan (Trip) Kennedy of Victoria, B.C. Canada, Christann (Bob) Higley of Estes Park, Colorado, and David (Becky) Kice of Sante Fe, New Mexico. She also leaves eight grand nieces and nephews and ten great-grand nieces and nephews. Patty was a kind, generous, and supportive person, and her family and friends will miss her greatly.
There will be a memorial service for Patty at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations in her name would be welcome at the Estes Valley Library, the Estes Park Senior Center or Hospice of the Estes Valley.