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William H. Pattison

1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
William H. Pattison Obituary

April 22, 1929 – December 23, 2015

Bill passed December 23, 2015 in Auburn. Born in Cayucous, CA, he spent most of his life in Ord Bend, Yuba City, Chico and Grass Valley.

He received a degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, designed and installed landscaping at Beale Air Force Base, sold trees for Sierra Gold Nursery and started Yuba College's Horticulture Department. He was a charter member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, and served on the Lincoln School Board. He published a novel in his later years entitled, "A Viking Tale". He dearly loved his family, his garden, and a good laugh.

He leaves behind his sister Nedra Brown, his children Nancy Chew, Liann Cooper, Alissa Pattison, James Pattison, stepchildren Evangeline Roberts, Cherie Jones, John Elliott, former spouses Maggie Pattison and Gail Beduhn, niece and nephew Laurie and Bill Pattison, and the love of his life, wife Eleanor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Roger Pattison and stepson Greg Elliott.

His ashes are to be scattered off the coast of Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, friends can consider making a contribution to the "Helping Bill Pattison" GoFundMe account online in order to defray the considerable cost of keeping our sweet guy in the best of care.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 12, 2016
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