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03/05/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Doris Kline McNabb

Doris Rea Kline Pate McNabb
(31 July 1928 - 02 Mar 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   We have more sad news this Thursday. 
 Doris Kline McNabb, Class of 1945,  passed away in Newport News on Monday, March 2, 2009 at the age of 80.

From the Daily Press - 03/05/09:  

                 Doris Kline McNabb
  NEWPORT NEWS - Doris Rea Kline McNabb, a native and lifelong resident of Newport News, died in the early morning hours of March 2, 2009, at home. She is now with her heavenly Father.

Doris Rea was born on July 31, 1928, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. Kline, who preceded her in death.

She graduated from Newport News High School in 1945 and went to work for NACA, which is now NASA, until the birth of her first child, Harris B. Pate III. She returned to the work world, in 1965, at Langley Air Force Base.

In the 32 years that she worked for the government, she received her B.A., with honors, from St. Leo College, and an M.A. from Golden Gate University.
 Doris Kline McNabb

Mrs. McNabb was a lifetime member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, where her parents were founding members. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 25, VFW Phoebus, and the Newport News Moose Lodge Auxiliaries. She loved working with flowers, and spent much time in the yard before she became too sick.

She is survived by her loving and caring husband of 36 years, Carl D. (Mac) McNabb; three children, Harris B. Pate III and wife, Linda, Doris Catherine Pate, and William E. Pate; a very special grandson, Harris B. Pate IV (Brock); stepsons, Tony McNabb and wife, Kathy, Michael and Ross Cain; and her faithful four legged companions, Patsy and Linda.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. John Brady and Dr. Marshall Cross, for their excellent care during her illness. Also, sincere appreciation is extended to Riverside Hospice, for their excellent care rendered by Jane Bean, Maryanne Pasake, Sharon Urban, Mary Evans and Monica Stokeley; special appreciation for Ruth Bazemore's care during Doris' long illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Hospice, 12420 Warwick Blvd, Ste. 7-D, Newport News, VA 23606.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, March 6, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with the Rev. Katherine T. Gray and the Rev. Joseph Riss officiating, a private burial will follow.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 3/5/2009 - 3/6/2009.
Guest Book

March 05, 2009
Brother Carl McNabb and Family,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this message. Doris (Mom) was very special to so many people, and Laura and I will always remember her and her beautiful smile.
~ Herman/Laura Meredith/Matschke, Williamsburg, Virginia

March 05, 2009

My prayers are with the family at this time and my memories of Doris and the family are many. The Lord is our refuge in times like these.
~ Gene Fant, Nashville, Tennessee
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March 05, 2009

I would personally like to thank all of the wonderful folks with the Riverside Hospice group and the Hospice House of Williamsburg for taking such good care of my Mom.
Harris Pate III, Surry, Virginia
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March 06, 2009

Mac, you have our deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with you.
~ Don and Sarah Hiemstra, Newport News, Virginia


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the McNabb and Pate families at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

In the Garden

Words and Music by Charles Austin Miles, 1912
(7 Jan 1868 - 10 Mar 1946)

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

"In the Garden" midi (sequenced by Randell M. Lawson) and lyrics courtesy of - 01/31/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Blue Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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