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 Ms. Dedie Patterson

 Boulder, CO - Funeral services for Ms. Dedie Patterson, 32, formerly of   Shreveport, La., were held in a private graveside ceremony at Restland Memorial   Park at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 1996 in Carthage under the direction of   Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation was held at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.   Ms. Patterson died Sunday, June 23, 1996 in Boulder, Colo. of accidental causes.

Born July 9, 1963 in Galveston, she was the daughter of Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Linda Patterson. Ms. Patterson was reared in Carthage, and a 1981 graduate of Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and at the time of her death, was working as an employee of United Airlines in Boulder. Ms. Patterson was a former Miss Panola County, and will be lovingly remembered by friends and family for her vibrant personality and generous nature. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Maurine and Horace Thomas of Carthage.

Ms. Patterson is survived by her parents, Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Linda Patterson of Shreveport; her sister and brother-in-law, Maurie and Lane Rosen; her brother, Eugene Patterson III; her grandmother, Virginia Reavis; and her great-grandmother, Sue Prudhomme.

Pallbearers were Cris Cassity, Scott Thomas, Rodney Thomas, Steve Bryon, Todd Varra, and Paul Gerling.

Published in The Panola Watchman, June 26, 1996 

Restland Memorial Park Cemetery 
Panola County
Texas, USA


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11/01/10 09:32 PM #1    

Sarah Galloway

 Dedie and I actually met way before she moved to Shreveport and attended Captain Shreve. I first encountered this Texan spit-fire in Marshall, TX in the Piney Woods of Camp Fern. We were probably 10 years old at the time and lived in the same cabin with eight other girls for five weeks. I'm sure it's no surprise to any of you that Dedie didn't quit smiling even when she was sleeping, swimming under water, or trying to learn an English saddle. Dedie was quite the horsewoman, as a Texan (!), that is,  and didn't appreciate 'them uppity British ways of posting up and down while trottin' on a dadgum harse! Posts were fur tying up dem 4-legged fellers while you took yourself a rest and grin a while!" When Dedie blew in to Captain Shreve like tumbleweed and posted those red bandana-themed cheerleading posters, many of us Swamp-logged Gators didn't know what to think! Then she threw us all for a loop when she back-flipped herself several times across the gym floor for tryouts. Yep, Texas Cheerleading standards had arrived in Shreveport, LA. 

11/02/10 09:15 AM #2    

Georgia Booras

I also remember an "always smiling" Dedie when she came to Captain Shreve, Texas twang and all!  She was one of the sweetest and kindest girls I knew, never uttering a negative about anyone.  I do recall when she had her hair done in those classic Bo Derek "10" beads and she would click-click every time she moved her head!  I was terribly saddened to read of her passing in the paper.  I am sure her big smile is brightening heaven quite a bit!

01/29/13 09:39 AM #3    

Georgia Booras

A friend of Dedie's tribute:

From:  James Cain

I went to college with Dedie in the 80's and knew her very well. What I remember most is that she was one of those rare individuals you meet in life that could walk into any room , any where, and immediatly every one in the room knew she was there ! She had a smile and a presence that not only captured the rooms attention but actually made it seem just a little brighter. She was filled with southern charm and never met a stranger. A contagious laugh , an Unforgetable accent, and a personality that was just plain fun to be around. My heart goes out to all her family and freinds. I will remember her as being one of the most happy , fun loving and big hearted girls I ever met !!



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