Virginia Dell Patterson, 84, of Blackfoot,
passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Gables Assisted
She was born in Wheeler County Texas on August 26,
1929 to Richard Albert Watts and Anna Mae Hart
Virginia married TJ Patterson June 20, 1947, and they
had two children, Barbara and Roger. The family moved from
Texas to Blackfoot, Idaho in 1958. T.J. preceded her in death
on May 25, 2002.
Virginia worked in the medical receptionist/office management
field all of her life in Idaho. She was an active member
of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist
Women. She also volunteered for the Democratic Party, the
Community Dinner Table, the Sack Lunch Program, she assisted many people to apply for
free prescription drugs and assisted with the Medicare Part D registration process.
Virginia’s passion was beautifying her yard with flowers and spent countless hours outside.
For over 20 years Virginia extended that passion by tending to the flowers and roses in
the garden in front of Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church. She took great pride in
nurturing the tiniest of seeds and bulbs into the most beautiful blossoming flowers.
Virginia is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Dennis) Norwood, granddaughter, Shannon
(Kenneth Jensen), great-grandchildren, TJ and Jordyn Jensen, whom she spoiled endlessly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, T. J. Patterson, her son, Roger Patterson, her
parents, and two brothers.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Jason Lee Memorial
United Methodist Church, 168 S. University Avenue, Blackfoot. A visitation will be held
from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave.
and one hour prior to the service at the church. A private burial will be scheduled at a later
date. Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist
Church Building Fund, 168 S University Ave, Blackfoot, ID 83221
Dennis, Barbara, Kenneth, and Shannon would like to thank the Gables Assisted Living
staff for the wonderful care they have given to Virginia. It is greatly appreciated and we know
Virginia appreciated them all as well. They would like to extend sincere thanks to Hands
of Hope Home Health Care and Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice for the care given to