Patricia Jane Culross, age 74, passed away on November 29, 2017 after a long illness. She was born June 30, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late John and Ethel Dotson.
Patricia is survived by her daughters Judith Welsh and Sherri (Luis) Rivera, “first husband, and father of her children, James Welsh,” her sisters Peggy Brown and Julie Miller, her brothers John (Debra) Dotson, Donald Dotson, Dennis (Betty) Dotson, and Robert Dotson, her five grandchildren Daniel Welsh, Jessica McHugh, Fernando Rivera, Ashley Rivera, and Sarah Rivera, her five great grandchildren and one on the way are Emily, Seth, Breanna, Braden, Jaycee, and one to be born in May. She also has many nieces and nephews. Patricia is preceded in death by her son James Willard Welsh Jr., parents John and Ethel Dotson, siblings Judith Roemer, Betty Moore, Lacy Roberts, and Larry Dotson.
Patricia had many talents that included sewing, cross stitch, and cake baking. She was very intelligent and liked to exercise her mind with cross words. The sea was a comforting place for Patricia so trips to the beach, where she developed a love for collecting seashells, were a favorite past time of hers. Another one of her many talents included being handy with tools and fixing things around the house. This earned her the nick name “Handy Manny.”
We will never forget your beauty, both inside and out. You exuded warmth and kindness to others in all situations. Your giving and selfless nature never went unnoticed. We will miss your intellect that provided us with much needed wisdom many times throughout our lives. We were truly blessed to have you as our mom and grandma and you will be missed by all.