Margie Ruth Patton
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June 21, 1958 ˜ November 17, 2019

Marjorie Ruth Patton, 61, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 17, 2019, at the Ryan House Hospice in Phoenix, AZ, surrounded by her loving family. Margie passed after a long battle with post liver transplant complications.
Marjorie Ruth Patton was born in Madison, WN, to Eleanor and David Filmer on June 21, 1958. She grew up in West Lafayette, IN, where she participated in track and field and in playing the violin at West Lafayette High School. Margie was educated at Cedarville University and graduated from Purdue University in 1984. She lived most of her adult life in Washington. Margie worked as a certified public accountant in multiple states.
She will be remembered most as a loving mother, a fabulous cook, crafter, and seamstress. Margie enjoyed traveling, and visited several countries with her family. She played violin with the Clark College and Scottsdale Bible orchestras and was faithfully involved in Bible studies with local churches throughout her life.
Margie will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Brian Patton (Jessica), Brandon Patton (sweetheart Danielle), Blake Patton (Aurora); her sisters, Rebecca Christenson (John) and Susan Gould (Kirk); her five grandchildren, Ayelet, Oliver, Zayne, Calise and Derek; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Margie is preceded in death by her mother, Dr. Eleanor Filmer. She is survived by her former spouse, David B. Patton, and her father, Dr. David Filmer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Scottsdale Bible Church Cactus Campus at 2501 East Cactus Road Phoenix, AZ, with orchestra director Joe Bubar officiating. Burial will follow in Lund, WN, at Lund Mission Covenant Church Nov. 30 at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Brian Patton, Brandon Patton, Blake Patton, Kirk Gould Sr., Kirk Gould II, and James Christenson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heifer International
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of the Ryan House Hospice and Banner University Medical Center.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 22, 2019.
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November 27, 2019
Dear Brian, Brandon, and Blake,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your precious mom and I were in the same "new baby" group. She was such a dear, fun, and loving person, with a strong faith that shone through everything she did. I remember she welcomed each of you with such joy and gratitude. May you have comfort and peace as you remember your dear Mom.
with love and prayers,
Amy Beckel
November 23, 2019
I was so fortunate to know this beautiful woman for a short time, but the way she lived and love will impact me always. Rest In Peace and many prayers to the Patton family.
Anita Dugan
November 22, 2019
Brian, Brandon and Blake,
Your sweet mom came into my life at such an important time, when we were both moms for the first time. We met when our first borns were only a few weeks old, at an ok, so now we're moms, now what do we do 6 week class, and continued to get together frequently until all you kids were in school. 6 new moms, who relied on each other for support and advice. Your mom was beautiful in every way. One of those women who made me want to be more like Margie. A great example of a dedicated loving Mom and genuine Christian woman. As Radwyn said, she loved you all so much. I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be dearly missed.
Hugs to you all, Kathy Bleth.
Kathy Bleth
November 22, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to the Patton family. Margie enjoyed crafting with our group and we enjoyed her sense of humor. Sue, prayers to you and your family, Margie will be missed. Hugs and love to all.
Debi & John Fierro
November 22, 2019
Dear Becky and Sue, and Brian, Brandon, and Blake,

So very sorry for your loss of your dear sister and mother. Margie and I were dear friends in West Lafayette, beginning in 4th grade. Our friendship survived my family's move 2 years later to NY, and we wrote countless letters (!) and visited back and forth throughout our growing up years. We were each other's maid of honors at our weddings, and Margie really helped to make it a fun and special time for me, in place of my own mother who had died some years before. Love to you all and to your families as you mourn the loss of this very special person from your family. May God comfort you all.

Mari Murphy Logan
Ames, Iowa, since August, 2019
November 22, 2019
Brian, Brandon and Blake - I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always so fun to chat with when she brought Blake to his piano lessons. She had a great sense of humor. I remember when she threw herself a birthday party and we had so much fun. I know she loved you boys very much and I know she will be missed.
Radwyn Larson
November 22, 2019
Dear Brian, Brandon, and Blake, We remember you when you were small boys. Your mom enjoyed you so much. She was a very thoughtful and loving mother. May you know God's comfort as you mourn your loss.
Janice Lohn
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