Patsy McPherson

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Patsy Eiland McPherson

July 2, 1934 -

January 14, 2018

Patsy Eiland McPherson was born July 2, 1934 in Magdalena, NM and died

January 14, 2018. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1986. She grew up in Socorro, NM and attended New Mexico A&M in Las Cruces. In 1955, she married James Kirby McPherson of Santa Fe, NM. Jim was in the Air Force for 30 years, during which time they lived in Texas, Alabama, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon and Thailand. They had two children, James A. McPherson of Midland, TX and Lois J. McPherson. A full time homemaker, Patsy enjoyed traveling, camping, reading, sewing and music. She was a member of College United Methodist Church in Philomath. She was a volunteer at the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop for about 30 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, James Alan of Midland, Texas; and two brothers, Dr.

Morris Eiland of Schenectady, New York and Dr. Edward Eiland of Tucson, AZ. A daughter, Lois Jean, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, January 26, 2018 at College United Methodist Church in Philomath, OR. Inurnment will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Samaritan Hospice, the Parkinson's Center of Oregon or .

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McHenry Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Corvallis
206 NW 5th St.
Corvallis, OR 97330
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 23, 2018