Betty R. (Sherman) Patten, 94, of Great Falls, a homemaker, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012, of natural causes at Azalea Place.
Visitation will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 1:30pm to 2:00 pm followed by funeral services beginning at 2:30 pm at O’Connor Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. O’Connor Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Betty was born July 6, 1918 in Square Butte to Vearl and Bessie Sherman. When Betty was still a child the family moved to Great Falls. She married George Thompson in September of 1934 and they had two children, Barbara and George. They later divorced. In September of 1946 she was united in marriage to Harold Patten. They worked side by side at Town and Ranch Furniture for many years. The two remained happily married until Harold’s passing in 2000.
Betty spent countless hours with her husband, children, and grandchildren at the “cabin” in White Sulpher Springs. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, hunting, embroidery, and pinochle. Her family loved her waffles, roast beef dinner, chocolate chip cookies, and her wonderful holiday feasts.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Lehnerz; son, George (Teresa) Thompson; 10 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Irene Russell; many nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edmond (Cobb) and Veral; sisters Ruth and Frankie; husband Harold Patten; son-in-law Robert Lehnerz; and great-granddaughter Kelsie.
The family would like to thank Azalea Place for the kindness and excellent care they provided, treating her as one of their own.
In lieu of flowers the donations can be made to a charity of donor’s choice.