Mary Patterson, 69

Mary (Westphal) Patterson, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Augusta, MI following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on January 24, 1947 in Three Rivers, MI to the late Russell and Jeanne (Herron) Westphal.

Mary was a life long resident of Three Rivers and graduated with the class of 1965, and in 2004 from Glen Oaks Community College. Mary worked for numerous companies in the area, retiring for Meier in 2015. She loved her family, friends, gardening, writing poetry, and life in general. It is with hope that she will be remembered as a kind and giving person who made time for all in her life.

On November 25, 1967 she married Ronald E. Patterson, who passed on January 16, 2015 and was also preceded by her son Ronald E.(Trina) Patterson, Jr., sister Sharon Hand, brother Larry (Liz) Westphal, and niece Christina Carter.

She leaves behind her daughter Charlene (Richard) Balkema, grandchildren, Zachary and Mathew Balkema, and Lauren and Rowan Patterson; a brother, Gordon Westphal and many other cherished family and friends.

Graveside interment of cremains will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Poe Cemetery with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating.

Memorials may be donated to the Estate of Mary Patterson or Southern Care Hospice. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.

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