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Pattie Martin Macurdy

Pattie Martin Macurdy passed away on July 7, 2021 at her home in Gainesville, Florida.
Pattie Martin was born in Dover, Tennessee on October 28, 1929. She grew up during the depression with her four siblings in rural Standing Rock Creek. Married in 1952 to U.S. Air Force Captain Harold Haile Macurdy, the couple lived in Japan, Spain, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin before settling in Sarasota, Florida. Pattie moved to Gainesville, Florida in 1986.
As an eighty-sixth birthday gift to herself Pattie joined the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. She wrote of her youth in rural Tennessee, her years as an Air Force wife, raising three children, and her interests in “politics, religion, romance among the elderly, and various other absurdities.” She created a blog, “Pattie Remembers,” and published a book titled Sunsets and Buzzards.
Pattie’s other interests ranged from photography to dream interpretation, from bird watching to poetry. Pattie asked family and friends to create haikus for her to mark special occasions. She loved music and played it throughout her house.
Pattie is preceded in death by husband Col. H.H. Macurdy, son Vincent (Casey), her brother Dale , and her sisters Imogene, Leita, and Dorothy (Dot). She is survived by her children Eric (Judy) Macurdy, Clea (John) Hancock, and grandchildren Andrew (Ellen) Macurdy, Stephen Macurdy, and Emily, Alex, and Max Hancock.
Memorial events will be held in Gainesville in August and near her childhood home in Tennessee the in Spring 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pattie’s name to Haven Hospice of Gainesville (beyourhaven.org), Compassion and Choices (compassionandchoices.org), or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!