Barbara Patterson, 96, died Sept. 23, 2012.
She was born in Ashley, N.D., on Jan. 13, 1916, to Jacob and Salomina Sackman. At a young age her family moved to Fallon, Mont.
She came to Powell to finish school and there she met and married Mildon L. “Pat” Patterson.
Their first home was on the Willwood and they later moved into Powell. After Mildon returned from service in World War II they homesteaded on Heart Mountain. In 1979 they retired and moved back to Powell.
She is survived by sister Magdelina Guidice, daughters Norma (Herb) Demoney and Mary (Gordon) Christensen, son M. LeRoy Patterson, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, six sisters and six brothers.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Union Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Powell Medical Foundation, care of Thompson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 807, Powell, 82435.