Patricia “Pat” P. Pushee (1926 — 2019)

Patricia “Pat” P. Pushee, 92, of Montpelier, passed away Thursday evening at her home. She was born on Nov. 15, 1926, in Montpelier to Henry Albert and Hildreth Lenore (Drake) Houk. Pat graduated from Montpelier High School in 1944. She married Dale R. Pushee on Jan. 22, 1949, in Montpelier and he survives.

Pat was a member of West Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Montpelier. Pat worked at Kroger Company and at Farmers and Merchants State Bank. She then worked 37 years at the National Bank of Montpelier as a teller and then the vice president, retiring in 1989. Pat did an additional nine years at the bank as a bank director. Family was very important to Pat and she enjoyed spending time with those she loved.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Dale; son-in-law, Michael J. Douglass of Edon; three grandchildren, Kyle (Kirsten) Douglass of Lausanne, Switzerland, Kevin (Bethany) Douglass of Edon and Katyann (Jared) Dick of Edon; one great-grandson, Logan Douglass; and siblings, Roger (Jeanine) Houk of Coldwater, Michigan, Nancy Martin of Montpelier, Sue Dewire of Montpelier and Ric (Mary Ann) Houk of Montpelier.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Christene Ann Douglass; and two brothers, Lyn B. Houk and Nic L. Houk.

Visitation for Pat will be from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at West Bethesda Presbyterian Church with Pastor Mary Beth McCandless to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the church. Condolences can be left for the family at

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