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US Highway 491 N
Shiprock, NM 87420
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David Earl Patterson Sr.

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David Earl Patterson Sr. Obituary
David Earl Patterson Sr., 94, of Rio Rancho, passed from this life Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Rio Rancho. He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Red Valley, Ariz.
David was a U.S. Marine veteran of WWII and Navajo Code Talker from 1943 to 1945, he was Honorably Discharged on April 7, 1945.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Patterson; and daughter, Karen Joe. He is survived by his children, David Patterson Jr., Marcus Patterson, Sandy Johnson, Michael Patterson, Pat Patterson and Calvert Lee (adopted).
A funeral service for David will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Shiprock.
In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe has been set up at to help the family offset funeral costs. There is also an account set up in David's honor at any Wells Fargo Bank under the David E. Patterson Sr. Memorial Fund.
David is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, North U.S. Highway 491 in Shiprock, 505-368-4607.
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Oct. 9 to Oct. 17, 2017
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