Eleanor Ruby Patterson (76) succumbed to the effects of lung cancer at her home, 2106 9th Street North in Fargo, ND, at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the 7th of May, 2003. Ellie was born on the 14th of February, 1927, in Honeyford, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Hannah Lee; husband, Lloyd ?Pat? Patterson of Fargo; ex-husband, John Colin Lund of Honeyford; and grandson, Clint Riddle of Carthage, MO.
She is survived by her fianc?, James Abrahamson of Fargo; her sisters, Evelyn Collier of Grand Forks, ND, and Fern Wagar of Gilby, ND; her daughters, Dianne (Andrew) Henson of Moultrie, GA, Judy Bos of Brookings, SD, and Patty Brumback of Carthage, MO; and her sons, Ron Frigstad of Chanhassen, MN, and Jim (Debbi) Patterson of Albertville, MN.
She is blessed with 11 grandchildren: Jeff (Lynne) Patterson of Shakopee, MN; Jamie (Gerald) Paulson of Big Lake, MN; Jim (Kim) Patterson of East Bethel, MN; Jason (Julie) Patterson of Clarkston, MI; Jonathan (Jenny) Lund of Eielson Air Force Base, AK; Mickey (Jason) Burnley, Cedartown, GA; Kelly Henson of Moultrie, GA; Rocky (Kelly) Riddle, Scott (Sherry) Riddle, Rona Brumback, and Kim Ishida, all of Carthage.
She is again blessed with the lights of her life, that being her 13 great-grandchildren: Kayla Paulson of Big Lake; Tyler and Josh Patterson of East Bethel; Nicklaus and Christopher Patterson of Shakopee; and Taylor, Tyler and Emma Lund of Eielson Air Force Base; Patricia Ishida, Kayssee Riddle, Kaylee Riddle, Amber Ogle, and Caden Ogle, all of Carthage.
Dozens of nieces, nephews, lifelong friends; her many co-workers; mentors, Bill W. And Dr. Bob, along with numerous others taking life one day at a time.
Eleanor attended school in Honeyford. In 1948, she moved to Grand Forks and was employed at the ?Ontario Store?. She married ?Pat? on September 3, 1949. In 1952, they moved to Fargo. She retired from her office manager position at Firestone after 30 years of service.
Ellie was a member of the Elks, VFW Auxiliary, and American Legion, where she was fully involved with the annual toy drive. She was also a member of St. Mary?s Cathedral for over 30 years.
Her hobbies were bowling, practical jokes, and chocolate. She was well known for her sense of humor and her love of family and friends, especially the four-legged ones.
Services will be at St. Mary?s Cathedral, 619 7th Street North, in Fargo, on Saturday, the 10th of May, at Noon. Visitation will be Friday evening, the 9th of May, from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a prayer service in the Chapel at Boulger Funeral Home. Interment service at Holy Cross Cemetery will be held on the 10th of May following the funeral luncheon.
Flowers arranged by Lee?s Floral, 1100 19th Avenue South, Fargo, ND (800) 542-4811. Funeral arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.