Carolyn Patterson

Obituary of Carolyn Patterson

Carolyn J. Patterson, 75, died at 7:01 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, in her home. She was born on November 4, 1942, to the late William D. and Finnie (McNutt) Lawson. She married Fred Edward Patterson on December 30, 1960, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1996.

Carolyn was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, camping and listening to country music.

She is survived by three daughters, Glenda Patterson-Hendey (Steve), Cape Coral, Florida, Gloria  Patterson-Siders (Larry Haddix), Marion, and Gayla Patterson-Hiatt, (Kenneth) Marion; sister, Florence Pannell (June), Virginia; grandchildren, Joshua Maynard (Meghan), Megan Gaunce (John), Brandi Lester-Garriott (Jason), Chad Lester (Stephanie),  Jason Moon (LaShanda), Ryan Wiggins (Natash Sosh), Zachary Frieszell;  great-grandchildren, Laina Rangel, Nikolas Cruz, Ethan Moore, Mayleigh Lester, Chaz Lester, Cambri Lester, Izzy Garriott, Jensyn Garriott, Corbyn Lester, Rylan Moon, Allyson Stepp, Rylie Moon, Kiersten Wiggins, Grayson Moon, Gavin Moon, Raul Serra, Madison Serra, Melanie Serra.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her sons, Ray Edward Patterson and Baby Fred Edward Patterson, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Rangel, Valerie Wiggins, Ryder Moon; brothers, Ralph Lawson (Doris), Paul Lawson, and Danny Lawson (Ella Sue), and William D. Lawson;  sisters, Mary Diets (Arthur), Helen Trimpin, and Loretta Bowman.

The family will receive visitors from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City. A funeral service to celebrate Carolyn’s life will begin at 3 p.m. with Pastor Mick Simpkins officiating. Burial will follow in Grant Memorial Park, Marion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3509.

Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.