February 20, 2013

Suwannee Democrat Obituaries-Feb. 20, 2013

February 20, 2013 Suwannee Democrat

Live Oak —  

Dorothy Evelyn (Patt) Slaughter
Aug. 5, 1916
Feb. 16, 2013
Dorothy Evelyn (Patt) Slaughter, 96, passed away on Feb. 16, 2013.  She  was predeceased by her parents Claude Edward Patterson and Ella Tindal Patterson; her brother,  Clyde Patterson; a grandson, Patrick Randall Slaughter; and her husband, Wm Randall Slaughter.  She is survived by two sons, Judge William R. (Bill) Slaughter II and Wife, Tina, and Edward H. Slaughter, and Wife Bobbie, three grandchildren Kristen (Dave) Pickens, Randy (Mandy) Slaughter, and Katy (Kevin) Jurecko, and six great-grandchildren: Caroline, Lexi, Sydney and Dave Jurecko, and William and Emery Slaughter.
Patt was born in Geneva, Fla. on Aug. 5, 1916.   At the age of two, she and her brother Clyde moved with their parents to Oak Hill, Fla., and when she was seven, the family moved to Daytona, Fla.
Patt started violin lessons at the age of five.   For the next 91 years, she played violin with various ensembles, groups, bands, orchestras, and symphony orchestras. She earned a BA in music and later, an MA in music from Florida State College for Women.  While in college she played clarinet in the band, sang in the glee club, and was served as the concert master of the college symphony orchestra.. 
After graduating college at the age of 20,  Patt moved to Madison, Fla., where she taught English and served as the bandmaster and director of the glee club at Madison County High School.   
In 1938, Patt married Wm Randall Slaughter and moved to Live Oak, where her husband had started his law practice. Shortly after she arrived in Live Oak, Patt was employed at Suwannee High School where she taught music and English. 
While rearing her children, Patt was active in PTA, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Little League.  She served as PTA president on several occasions and was a Cub Scout Den Mother for many years.

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