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Obituary: Geraldine Evans Patten

Geraldine Evans Patten 1925 ~ 2005 Geraldine Patten, 79, of Provo died November 17, 2005 after a short illness. Her son Gerald was at her bedside when she passed away. Another son, John, was close by. Her other children-Yvonne, Beth, Doug and Joyce were all en route to be with her. Geraldine was born in Idaho Falls, ID November 26, 1925. Her parents were Joshua Thomas and Vira Elizabeth Cash Evans. She married Herb Terry Patten December 9, 1949 in the Idaho Falls Temple. He preceded her in death February 2, 1997. Geraldine and Herb resided for 43 years in Santa Monica, California before moving to Provo in 1996. Geraldine was active in her church, serving as primary teacher and nursery leader, ward Relief Society teacher, and as a ward and stake secretary-treasurer in the Relief Society. She was an ordinance worker in the Los Angeles Temple. Geraldine loved her family and rejoiced in their accomplishments. We will miss her sweet spirit and words of encouragement. Survivors include three daughters and three sons - Yvonne Strahn (William), Santa Monica, CA; Elizabeth Jellen (Michael), Santa Monica, CA; Joyce Dougherty (David), Plano, TX; Douglas R. Patten (Martha), Oakdale, CA; Gerald E. Patten (Cathy) , Centreville, VA; and John T. Patten (Arryn), Springville, UT. Survivors also include a sister, Jeanne Larson (Keith), Idaho Falls, ID; and a brother, John Evans (LouJean), Greenacres, WA. She was preceded in death by three brothers - Callie, Cash and Tom Evans; and one sister, Valeria Parkinson. There are 21 grandchildren and two and a half great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Berg Mortuary Drawing Room Chapel, 185 E. Center Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the mortuary Monday afternoon from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to