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Ronald W. Patterson

Ronald Wallace Patterson, age 73, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2012. He was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and was a former resident of Portland, Oregon.

Ronald was born on July 8, 1938 in Portland, Oregon to Donald Wallace and Alice Rose (Heider) Patterson. He married Nydia Katherine “Kathy” James on July 8, 1961 in Colorado Springs. Ronald was a Veteran who served his country in the United States Air Force. Prior to retirement he worked as a Commissary Manager with the United States Civil Service. He loved animals, the outdoors, gardening, and camping, and was a talented auto mechanic.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; his two daughters: Christine and Donnette; and his sister, Vena Adkins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Emily Patterson.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Ronald’s name to the Odyssey Hospice Foundation, 5526 North Academy Boulevard, Suite 108, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 or to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 3615 Vickers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

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