Virginia Dell Patterson

Virginia Dell Patterson, 84, of Blackfoot,passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Gables AssistedLiving Center.She was born in Wheeler County Texas on August 26,1929 to Richard Albert Watts and Anna Mae HartVirginia married TJ Patterson June 20, 1947, and theyhad two children, Barbara and Roger. The family moved fromTexas to Blackfoot, Idaho in 1958. T.J. preceded her in deathon May 25, 2002.Virginia worked in the medical receptionist/office managementfield all of her life in Idaho. She was an active memberof the United Methodist Church and the United MethodistWomen. She also volunteered for the Democratic Party, theCommunity Dinner Table, the Sack Lunch Program, she assisted many people to apply forfree 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 inthe garden in front of Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church. She took great pride innurturing 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, herparents, and two brothers.A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Jason Lee MemorialUnited Methodist Church, 168 S. University Avenue, Blackfoot. A visitation will be heldfrom 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 laterdate. Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Jason Lee Memorial United MethodistChurch Building Fund, 168 S University Ave, Blackfoot, ID 83221Dennis, Barbara, Kenneth, and Shannon would like to thank the Gables Assisted Livingstaff for the wonderful care they have given to Virginia. It is greatly appreciated and we knowVirginia appreciated them all as well. They would like to extend sincere thanks to Handsof Hope Home Health Care and Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice for the care given toVirginia.