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Obituary: Orpha Patterson May

Our beloved wife, loving mother, and grandmother, Orpha Patterson May, age 82, passed away Feb-ruary 8, 2001, in Denver, Colorado.

Born April 3, 1918, in Preston, ID. Orpha was the tenth child of twelve born to Sarah B. and William M. Patterson. Orpha lived in Salt Lake for a number of years before moving to Boise, ID and then Denver, CO with her husband, Jack (John Y.) May. Jack and Orpha were married Jan 26, 1940 and had three children who survive.

"Honey," a favorite family name, loved gardening, cooking, sewing, and spending time with her family. Orpha is lovingly remembered for her beautiful spirit, courage, and gentle ways. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Jack; sons, Jack (Leslie), Great Falls, MT, Paul (Margie), Westminister, CO; daughter, Janet (Gary), Fort Collins, CO; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Gayle (George) Caldwell, Salt Lake City; and brother, Loyal Patterson, Salt Lake City.