Noreen Eleanor Francis Patterson

Our loving Mother, devoted Wife and sweet Grandmother and very happy Great-grandmother passed away on Sept. 26, 2019 after a heroic struggle with cancer.
 Noreen spent the day surrounded by family, holding hands and making sure that we all knew what to do, that Dad would be taken care of and mostly that we knew how much she loved us all.
 Noreen so loved and enjoyed family gatherings and nature. She enjoyed traveling, driving in the mountains, camping, fishing, spending time at the Oregon coast, gardening, planting her flowers, and always making sure Dad had his tomatoes.
 Her family was everything to her and always her focus point. Her grandchildren felt very blessed to have her for a grandma. She loved and was loved by many.
 Noreen Eleanor Francis was born in Emmett, Idaho, to Minnie and Merlin Francis on Sept. 23, 1935.
 Years fly by and soon she found her a Swabbie, of the United States Navy, Donald Patterson and they were married on June 2, 1954 raising six children together.
 She is survived by her children Robert and (Micki) Patterson, Laurie Patterson, Cindy Tucker and Dwayne and (Kari) Patterson; grandchildren, Melinda and (Jeremy) Cross, Scott and (Heidi) Patterson, Earl Tony Root, Sharla Root, Amelia and (Lorrin) Riley and Tawnya and (Patrick) Dickerson; 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and very close cousins Rose Hurd and her family.
 Noreen was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Amelia and Kris Korsland, Merlin Francis, Uncle Calder Gants, a brother Merlin (Bud) Francis, sister Nellie Downend, two daughters, Peggy Shuck and Cheri Patterson, two granddaughters, Nicole Patterson and Wendy Patterson, and a great-grandson, Max Riley, very close cousins Marlee Johnson and Charles Ray Starr. Along with several dogs and cats they loved deeply.
 Thomason Funeral Service will be handling all the arrangements with a graveside service on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at 1 p.m.


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