Donald Dean Patterson

Donald Dean Patterson, 87, of Weiser, Idaho went to be with the love of his life on Nov. 28, 2020. 
 Don was born at Thousand Springs Ranch in Weiser on July 21, 1933, to Emma (Sweet) and Charles Kelso.
 At the age of 4, Don was adopted by his mother’s sister Becky and Charles Patterson, whom he thought of as mom and dad. 
 He was raised in Emmett, Idaho. 
 Don was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. He was a cook on the USS Gardiner Bay seaplane
 Don married his best friend and love of his life Noreen Francis in 1954 in Emmett, Idaho. 
 Don began work at the Lime, Ore., cement plant in 1957 and moved his family to Huntington, Ore., before settling in Weiser in 1960 where they raised their six children.
 He loved the mountains, Oregon Coast, day trips, camping, fishing, fried oysters, tomatoes, and huckleberry pie.
 He is survived by his children: Robert (Micki) Patterson, Laurie Patterson, Cindy Tucker, and Dwayne (Kari) Patterson, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, his brother Jim Kelso, and many nieces and nephews. 
was preceded in death by his wife Noreen, his mothers Emma and Becky, fathers Charles Kelso, Charles Patterson, his daughters Peggy Schuck, Cheri Patterson, two granddaughters, seven brothers and three sisters. 
 Graveside services will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser, Idaho, on Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Viewing will be held same day at Thomason Funeral Home, 221 E. Court St., Weiser from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


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