Pauline F. Patterson passed away at the age of 77 on July 6, 2017. Born in Porterville, CA, she grew up on family farms in the Tipton area. Pauline attended high school in Tulare, and played the organ at church during her high school years. She then attended Colorado Women's College for two years, completing her degree in education at Fresno State.
Pauline was married to John W. Patterson for 52 years and traveled the world following John's career as a Naval Aviator. They settled in the valley in the late 1980's. Pauline was an active member of the Alisal Tennis Club for many years. She was a member of PEO Chapter XH, played bridge weekly, painted with her group in Los Alamos, and attended Valley Christian Fellowship. She loved spending time with her granddaughters, sharing her love of travel, adventure and crafting with them.
Pauline is survived by her son, David Patterson of Seattle, WA, her daughter Linda Smith of Galt, CA, and her granddaughters Kayla and Kelsey Smith. She is also survived by brothers Charles Reed of Porterville, CA and Leonard Reed of Visalia, CA and her sister Marjorie Noble of Marion, IA.
A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, July 27th at 6:30 pm at Lincourt Winery. Pauline's kindness, generous spirit, and beautiful smile will be greatly missed by us.