Patterson, George

George Carr Patterson, 79, of Clovis, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Electra, Texas, to Joe W. and Nelle Morris Patterson. He married Norma Ealy on June 22, 1996, in Clovis. He attended the University of Arkansas and the University of New Mexico, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and U. S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 42 years. He was a past master of Clovis Masonic Lodge No. 40 and member of the Elks Lodge, First United Methodist Church men’s Bible class, Scottish Rite and Ballut Abyad Shrine, and a charter member of Kingswood United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed golfing, reading, painting and traveling, family members said.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Evelyn Patterson; and one brother, Joe W. Patterson Jr.

He is survived by his wife, of Clovis; two daughters, Jackie Colleen Duffey (and husband, Mark) of Albuquerque, and Dawn D’Ann Hartfiel (Jacque) of Maple Valley, Wash.; two granddaughters, Julie Murray (Benjamin) of Rio Rancho, and Wendy Duffey of Albuquerque; two great-grandchildren, Justyn Carr and Hunter Jeffrey Murray; a sister, Dorothy Nelle Williams of Kerrville, Texas; and one brother, Kenneth M. Patterson (Linda) of Polson, Mont.

The Rev. Dr. Ran Loy and the Rev. Dr. Herbert Bergstrom will officiate services.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Smith, Johnnie Evans, Gene Gibbs, Derle Keith, David Shober and Bill Shaw.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge No. 40 and Ballut Abyad Shrine.

Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Ballut Abyad Temple, 6600 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87108.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.