Helen Clara Patterson, 86, of Nampa, formerly of Boise, died
Tuesday, November 24, 1992, at the Nampa hospital.
Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, November 30, at the Southminster Presbyterian
Church, 6500 Overland Rd., Boise. Rev, Donald Shrumm, pastor
of the church will officiate, assisted by Rev. John Pickrell
of Boise. Private family interment will follow in
Parma. Services are : under the direction of the Alsip
Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Patterson was born on Oct. 9, 1906, at Cairo, Nebraska, to
Arthur and Minnie Shoopman Randolph. She was reared
and educated in Nebraska. After her schooling she
attended Teachers College in Kearney, Nebraska, and later
taught school in Nebraska. She married Leonard L.
"Pat" Patterson on May 12, 1928, at Kearney, Nebraska.
Mr. Patterson entered the ministry and they traveled
throughout Nebraska. They moved to Denver in 1944.
In 1949 they moved to Arizona and pastored in Flagstaff and
Phoenix. They moved to Fullerton, California in 1961.
They retired in 1973 and moved to the Boise area where they
made their home. Helen and her husband started a new
church in Phoenix and one in Boise, the Covenant
Presbyterian Church. Helen loved gardening, playing
the organ and being near her family.
She was a member of the Boise Southminster Presbyterian
Church and the PEO, Chapter BN in Boise.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Leonard L. "Pat"
Patterson, Nampa; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Dean E. and
Linda Patterson Kennewick, Washington; 2 brothers, Carl
Randolph, Nampa John W. Randolph, Kearney Nebraska; 1
sister, Mary Samp Nampa; 10 grandchildren, 10
great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, William R.
Patterson, and 1 daughter, Mary Louise Patterson. The
family suggest memorial contributions to the Southminster