Betty Illenne Evans Patterson went home to be with the Lord December 16, 2012 after a short illness. She was born September 6, 1928 in Madison, KS to Amber Lucas Evans and Adren Clones Evans, the fifth of eleven children. Betty married Ben H. (pat) Patterson June 27, 1948 in Wichita, KS. They were blessed with three children; Pan, Debbie and Melanie. Betty and Pat operated tourist cabins in Green Mtn. Falls for several years before settling in Colorado Springs in 1960. Betty was a graduate of Madison High School where she lettered in scholastic achievement and was nominated to National Honor Society her senior year. She then graduated from Wichita Business College and put her clerical skills to use working for Mountain Bell for 20 years. She loved music and dancing with her brother, Dale, as a child and later with husband Pat. She had a fine singing voice and loved singing popular songs and hymns. Her most cherished accomplishments were her daughters and grandchildren. She loved all for the unique individuals they were. Her legacy to her children and grandchildren was a confident Christian belief in the Work of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her life was on e of unselfish devotion to her family. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 5 brothers and husband. She is survived by 3 siblings, her three daughters; sons-in-law, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Friday, December 21st, 11:00 am, at Fairview Cemetery with gathering for family and friends at Sunny Vista Living Center following.
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Published in The Gazette on Dec. 19, 2012