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Kenneth E. Patty


1923 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Kenneth E. Patty of Visalia, CA was born November 25, 1923 and passed away Janaury 31, 2011. Born in Harrison, Arkansas to parents, Zora and Lydia Patty, Jenneth served in the CC Camps from 1940-43 and moved to California in 1943. He married Ellen M. Rocker on September 1943 and moved to Los Angeles, CA where he worked for Arden Farms until retirement. Kenneth and Ellen moved to Torrance, CA in 1953 where they raised their family, owning Ellen's Floral and Hobby Shop in Old Town Mall, Torrance until 1983. In 1991, they moved to Visalia, CA where he and his wife, Ellen, bought Sweets N Things in Visalia. He was an honorary member of Gardena Elks Lodge for over 50 years, and loved animals, his guitar, and his grandson's baseball games. Survived by his wife, Ellen M. Patty of Visalia; daughters, Marjorie Gutsch and husband, Mike of Visalia and Linda Jones and husband, Bob, of Irvine, CA; his beloved 4 grandchildren, Michelle Nuckols and husband, Justin of Porterville, Ryan Jones of Irvine, CA, Marlea Lyon and husband, Mark, of Visalia and Lindsay Jones of San Francisco; 3 great-grandchildren, Tanner and Carson Nuckols and Maryn Lyon; and two nieces, Betty Farnsworth and Dorothy Petrat of Torrance. Kenneth was buried February 3, 2011 at Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, CA. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 15, 2011
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