Marion Patterson (1944 - 2018)

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    - Sally Davidson-Marovich
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    - Linda Kirkpatrick
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Once honored as "The Kitchen Queen of Evergreen," Marion Patterson passed away in her sleep on March 14, 2018, after a long battle with complications from COPD.  
Marion, who owned the Kitchen and Bath Center with her husband George, delighted in helping her clients design and create warm, inviting and usable spaces within the home. She worked tirelessly to provide quality products and service, and was proud of the many friends and repeat customers she worked with over the 25-plus years they were in business.
Marion Sue Schreiber was born on Nov. 7, 1944, in London, England, to Joyce and Warren Schreiber. Her father was a U.S. serviceman and after the war, they returned to America by sea, taking passage on the Queen Mary.  
Once back in the states, the family settled in Indiana, where Marion was raised with her two sisters, Linda and Sally, and her brother Bill. After graduating from high school, Marion continued her education at the University of New Mexico, where she was an active member of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
After college Marion married her first husband, Howard Wolfley, and they settled in Albuquerque, N.M., to raise their daughter, Missy, and son, Brad.
Marion was active in the community through her participation and employment with Junior League, the Albuquerque Symphony and the American Red Cross, as well as volunteering at school.  
She loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. She and Howard owned a hot-air balloon with Jan and Gary McCauley, and they loved sharing the experience with others. She enjoyed road trips in the car and once drove her Suburban from Albuquerque to California so she and Jan could take the kids to Disneyland.
After Marion and George were married in 1989, they moved to Evergreen to "retire" and be near family, then opened the Kitchen and Bath Center in 1992. Marion enjoyed working in the showroom and being active in the community. She was always sharing stories with friends and clients and could be heard exclaiming, "You got that right" or "What a riot" as she laughed her infectious laugh.
Known as "Madre" to her family, Marion loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren, and they loved every moment. Madre was often attending school concerts and parties, sporting events or other activities, supporting and encouraging each of them as they grew. From Easter egg hunts to holiday walks, tea parties and, always, the National Western Stock Show, Madre took every opportunity to make special memories with her grandchildren.
Family does not always mean blood, but rather the people who love, care and share in life's many moments, and Madre embraced everyone who shared in hers. Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other family celebrations often found 20-plus people around the dinner table, and there was always room for more.
Christmas was a magical time, and Madre loved decorating the house for the holidays. Everyone had a stocking hanging on the stairs with their name on it, and no matter who came for Christmas dinner, a full stocking always magically appeared with their name as well.
Marion is survived by her sisters, Linda Derryberry and Sally Schreiber; her brother, Bill Schreiber; as well as her children, Missy (Rick) Low and Brad (Meg) Wolfley, and her stepchildren, Kirk (Dee) Patterson, Richard Smith and Chris (Megan) Kinonen.
She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Erin and Megan Smith, Tim Patterson, Maddy and Grayden Low, Elle and Tipton Wolfley, and Kaitlyn and Evelyn Kinonen; along with her nieces, nephew and other extended family who loved and will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Emersyn Low, and husband, George.
Rest in Peace Madre. Thank you for making our world a better place. You are forever in our hearts.
Published in Canyon Courier on Apr. 11, 2018
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