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George Patterson

George “Pat” Patterson, 88, died on August 18, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.   He was the son of Charles Adam and Addie Margret (Jordan).   He was born on August 7, 1926 in the Green Valley area east of North English, Iowa.   He was married in 1953 to Johanna “Hans” Peters, and they had four children, Roy Dean, Mary Lynn, Lois Joyce and Bonnie Sue.

George attended Green Valley country school and North English High School.  George served in the US Army (1951-1953) in Germany and briefly in the Korea War.  After his service George worked for many years as an electrician for Collins Radio Company traveling the world.  He then became an independent contractor and home builder in Arizona in the New River and Black Canyon City area north of Phoenix.  Later he was the owner and operator of Canyon Service Center in Black Canyon City, Arizona where he lived for 20 years.  In 2011 George moved to Phoenix to reside in a care facility.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Richardson and Dave Bearden; his grandson Hunter Richardson of Phoenix; his son Roy and his daughter Lois.  George is also survived by his nieces: Janice Gilchrist Giblin, Virginia Gilchrist Kleppinger, Jo Ann Gilchrist and Connie Smith Thomason, Cheerie Smith, Carmen Smith, Cathleen Smith Bryant; and survived by his nephews: Charles and Curtis Smith.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Mary Lynn; his nephew Craig Smith, his brothers: Roy, Dean, Galen, and Carl; and his sisters: Jean Patterson,     Gladys Gilchrist, and Arline Smith.


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