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Billy J. Patterson
July 28, 1930 Feb. 9, 2011
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Billy J. Patterson passed into eternity at the age of 80 on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

Billy was born July 28, 1930 to Joe and Sarah Taylor in Kansas City, Kansas. Due to the economic hardship of the Great Depression, he and three older sisters and one younger brother were placed in the Lifeline Orphanage in Kansas City. On Feb. 9, 1934 he was adopted by Art and Stella Patterson.

In 1949, he met and married Dorothy Anderson with whom he would spend the rest of his life.

He was preceded in death by granddaughter Kimberly Porter. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Patterson and four children: Joyce Porter (John) of Ceres, Linda Streeter (Art) of Ripon, Bill (Annette) and Richard (Kaye) both of Modesto; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister Betty-Jo Hubbard of Mason City, Iowa.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., Ripon. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alexander Cohen Hospice House of Hughson or the Ripon Ambulance Service.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin.
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011