LAUREL, Md. — Virginia “Pat” Staten, 90, died on January 2, 2012, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD.
She has been a Laurel resident for 46 years. She was born on May 24, 1921, in Tennessee.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Laurel for 20 years, Laurel Senior Friendship Club, and the United Methodist Women (UMW). She retired in 1981 from the Veterans Administration Hospital as a Dental Assistant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Staten, in 2009.
She is survived by her daughter, Becky Ahlquist and her husband, Tommy; siblings, Dianne Barker, Ronnie and Charlie Patterson; grandchildren, Joe Ahlquist, Sissy Budd, Jessica Rhodes, Stephen Ahlquist and Carrie Ahlquist; and great-grandchildren Owen, Oliver, Will, Brady, Ruby, Peyton, Jane and Carter.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 3, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Donaldson Funeral Home P.A., 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707 where a memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Laurel, 424 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 or Smile Train P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231.