November 23, 1923 – May 22, 2020
Arlene Patterson age 96 of Austin, Texas passed away on May 22, 2020. She was born on November 23, 1923 to Felix and Helen Katherine Otterstrom in Cleveland, North Dakota.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Meredith (ML) Patterson; son, Bill Patterson Sr.; grandsons, Richard Patterson, Jerry Patterson; great-granddaughter, Kassidy Patterson.
Arlene is survived by her sons, Gary Patterson and wife Barbara, Scott Patterson and wife Donna, Mark Patterson and wife Laura; grandchildren, Billy Patterson, Kevin Patterson, Brooke McConathy and Brandi Bowie; eight great-grandchildren.
When a loved one passes, there are many emotions: sadness, grief emptiness, and then at the end, there is relief that they are not suffering, all these emotions will hit you at once.
We need to remember the good things that she brought to life. She faced challenges and overcame things such as, the Great Depression, WW II , the years of helping her husband get their business off the ground, finding ways to make “country” living easier- -(After all, M.L, brought her from her home in North Dakota to cedar chopper country) can you imagine the culture shock ?
But she managed it all with a smile on her face and did it for the love of her husband and four boys without complaining. She will be dearly missed. May you Rest In Peace -
What a glorious family reunion you must be having in heaven.
Graveside Service 11:00 am Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Patterson Cemetery
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
have a memory or condolence to add?ADD A MEMORY
May 24, 2020
Growing up down the road from Aunt Arlene is one of my favorite memories. There are many memories of those times, we all had some good times there. All of you are in my prayers, she was a special woman in the Patterson family . Loved by all.
May 23, 2020
I will always have fond memories of my aunt up the road (my Aunt Arlene). We want to offer our deepest sympathy and love to the family at this time of loss. May it give comfort to the family knowing that she had an influence on the lives of others and will be missed greatly.
Love, Bob and Luanne Patterson