Dateline: April 17, 2008
Mae Patterson, 96, of Lubbock, died April 12, 2008.
were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Resthavenís
Abbey Chapel with Pastor Danny Willis officiating. Burial followed in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
was born in Clarendon, Texas to Jim and Muncey Owens Pool on April 23,
1911, the youngest of five children. She married Herman Patterson on
February 14, 1931, in Clarendon.
began her working career in 1942, at the Kaiser Ship yards in Portland,
Oregon, as an electricianís assistant. She was one of the women known as
ďRosie the Riveter,Ē who worked in menís jobs while the men were
away at war. One of her fondest and longest terms of employment was for
KCBD for 26 years. She continued to work until she was 80 years old. She
loved her church, Central Baptist, and being of service. She was a member
of the church for over 60 years.
is preceded in death by her husband, Herman, and son, Donald Ray.
is survived by her daughter Nelda Turner and husband, Roy; eight
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.
may be made to the WMU of Colonial Baptist Church, 2102 49th St., Lubbock,
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