Loved by friends and family, Lois Patterson died peacefully and comfortably under compassionate hospice care in Satanta, Kansas on January 28, 2016.
Born in Lamar [Prowers County], Colorado June 14, 1936 to Violet Isabel Stuchal and Harry Retus Abrams, Lois grew through her adolescent and young adult years with tender care from her stepmother, Eva Abrams. Eva’s classroom at the Prairie Center School was not only the center of learning, but also the social hub for that community in Kiowa County. Lois and her siblings attended box suppers there, referred to as the “do’uns”, and learned to call Eva “Teacher” from those beginnings of their relationship. Eva loved Lois as her own daughter, teaching and exemplifying Christian womanhood. Lois loved Eva and received Eva’s teaching, which Lois passed forward through fifty years of ministry in prayer and personal missionary work.
In 1958 Lois married Frank Donald “Don” Patterson, of Waco, TX. Don was a successful NCO in the Navy, becoming “chief of the boat” for the nuclear submarine Tinosa (SSN 606). With Don, in Jacksonville, Lois gave birth to two sons, Harry Louis Patterson, and Donald Joseph Patterson.
Lois was preceded in death by mother Violet Isabel Stuchal-Abrams (Murphy), father Harry Retus Abrams, Husband Frank Donald Patterson, sister Rita Lorraine Abrams-Schwarzenbach, brother Harry Loren Abrams, sister Sharon Dee Abrams, and sibling Phyllis Adella Woodcock-Dunsmoor
Lois is survived by her sons Louis of Burns Flat, Oklahoma and Don of Burlington, Iowa., brother Ted Abrams of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, and sibling Helen Joyce Woodcock-Abrams of Lamar, Colorado.
Grieving the loss of our beloved, the family appreciates your prayers for comfort and peace. Lois is interred at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Dodge, near Dodge City, KS. Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12 pm graveside. In lieu of flowers, to honor Lois please donate to your local church or to Friday Night Praise and Worship Fellowship, P.O. Box 445, Hugoton, KS 67951.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm at the funeral home.
Paul’s-Robson funeral home is in charge of arrangements.