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George Patterson

Thursday, February 9, 2012

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- George F. "Pat" Patterson, 84, died Jan. 17, 2012, at his home.

Born May 20, 1927, in Milwaukee, to the late Archie and Altha Patterson, he served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He traveled extensively with the military and spent three years in the South Pacific. He worked many jobs including Boeing, long-haul trucking and the Washington State Highway Dept.

His wife, Hildred Patterson, survives of the home in Vancouver.

Also surviving are: one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vina Patterson; three stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, David Mackey, H.T. and Annette Poole; and Dr. A.G. and JoAnn Poole of Sikeston; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Anita and Michael Lawson; and 25 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, one brother, two infant daughters and one stepson.

No services will be conducted.

Arrangements under the direction of Davies Cremation and Burial Services in Vancouver.