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Glen Elvin Patterson

October 27, 2023

Glen Patterson, 88, passed away on October 26, 2023, at his home in Bonners Ferry. The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street. There will be a private burial of the ashes at Grandview Cemetery at a later date.

Glen was born on July 29, 1935, to Oscar and Nettie Mae Parshall Patterson in Colome, South Dakota. He joined a sister, Letha, and a brother Donald, who was three years old when he died in an accident. In 1937, the family moved to a farm north of Bonners Ferry where another brother, David, and sister, Patricia, were born. Glen attended grade school at Sheridan and Moyie, and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1953.

He worked at Safeway until he joined the Army and spent two years on Okinawa. In 1954, Glen married Beulah Irving and after his tour of duty at Fort Lewis, Washington, they moved back to Bonners Ferry. He then went back to work at Safeway. In 1974 he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service and retired from there 1997.

Glen belonged to the Army National Guard. He was a volunteer fireman for Bonners Ferry and retired as assistant fire chief. He belonged to the American Legion, was on the Grandview Cemetery Board and the Northwater District Board. Glen loved his family, hunting, fishing, square dancing and motorcycle riding.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters. Survivors are his wife, Beulah, daughters, Helen (Fred) Nystrom, Sylvia Jo (Nate) Carpenter, Michele Wright (Wendell Hendricks) and son James (Edith) Patterson, sisters-in-law Gayle Patterson, Lillian (Dave) Deline, Joy Irving and Aunt Betty Marcy, grandchildren Jeff (Danielle) Nystrom, Noah Perez, Matthew (Katie) Wright, Renee (Dave) Remming, Travis Patterson, Tyler (Kosal) Wright, Sara Hendricks, Dustin Tobey, Michael Carter and great-granddaughter Riley Remming.

We wish to thank all our friends and family and especially the Bonner General Hospice for their love and support during the last month.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

6931 Main St.
6619 Kaniksu St., Rm 19
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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