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Joyce Virginia Patterson


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Joyce Virginia Patterson

Joyce Virginia Patterson, 63, of Green River passed away at her home on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. A lifetime resident of Green River, Patterson died following a lengthy battle with cancer.  

She was born May 18, 1953, the daughter of James D. Davis and Jennie V. Yeager Davis in Rock Springs.  

Patterson attended schools in Green River and was a graduate with the class of 1971.  She attended Western Wyoming Community College and received her associates of science degree in radiology.  

She married Braden Patterson in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug.19, 1992.

Patterson was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 

She was employed as an intermediate emergency medical technician for 39 years with the Castle Rock Ambulance District.

She also worked at the Green River Recreation Center as head lifeguard and taught swimming lessons. 

Her interests included spending time with her family, horses, biking, swimming, running, guitar, music, helping people, rodeo and reading.

She was a member of the Green River Horse Corral Committee.

Survivors include her husband, Braden J. Patterson and mother Jennie V. Davis, both of Green River; father-in-law Fredrick Patterson, mother-in-law, Fay Patterson of Pensacola, Fla .; one son, Jay Patterson and fiancé Angela Nemeth of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Shauna Giles of Denver and Alaina and Shawn Bolt of Green River; one brother, James D. Davis III of Green River; four grandchildren, Tyson and Dylan Giles of Denver, and Hayden and Breckyn Bolt of Green River; several aunts, uncles, cousins, two nephews and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her father, James D. Davis Jr. and son Jess Patterson, along with maternal and paternal grandparents

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Green River. Interment will be in the Riverview City Cemetery.

Local emergency responders providers plan to host a procession featuring police vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances from throughout the area. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services. 

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