Services for Ronald L. Patton, 82, of Elgin, Ore., formerly
of Greenleaf, who died Monday, Nov. 29, in a LaGrande, Ore.,
hospital of natural causes, will be conducted at 1 p.m..
Friday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell by the Rev.
Kenneth Pitts of the Friends Community Church, Homedale.
Interment will follow at the Greenleaf Cemetery, Greenleaf.
He was born July 5, 1900, at Sandy Lake, Penn., where he was
reared and educated. He came west in 1928 to Murray,
Idaho. He worked for the Forest Service for many years
and then went to work for Bunker Hill smelter. He
married Irene Raider Dec. 21, 1953, in Kellogg, Idaho.
They lived in Smelterville. He retired from Bunker
Hill in 1965. They moved to Greenleaf in December
1965. They moved to Elgin, Ore., in 1971 where they
have since resided. He was a member of the Coeur
d'Alene Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M.. for 54 years.
He is survived by his wife of Elgin; two sons. Forrest L.
Patton of Song Tan, Euli, Korea and Kenneth Patton of San
Diego, Calif.; one stepson, Gerald L. Doud of Elgin; one
daughter, Shirley Clark of Anacortes, Wash.; one
daughter-in-law, Lew Patton of Marysville, Calif.; 13
grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Greenleaf Friends Academy,
Friends may call at the
chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today.