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Donald Wayne Patterson

5/28/1934 – 6/3/2021


Don passed away after a long illness on June 3, 2021.
He was married to Lori Patterson for 45 years, and they had 2 children.
Don enrolled in the Navy at age 16 and served his country for 22 years. He was chief on the USS Oriskany and worked as a ship printer. He served in Korea as well as other locations in the South Pacific and was in charge of nuclear blast testing on Christmas Island.
After his wife Lori passed away, he was fortunate to find a second love of his life, Mary. They were happily married for 18 years.
Don was an avid golfer on the Sun City golf courses, and he played in numerous tournaments.
He is survived by his wife Mary and daughter Annette Bowman. At Don’s request there will be no formal services. Donations in memory of Donald Patterson may be made to a charity of your choice.