Obituary: Edna Mae Patton
Edna Mae Patton passed away at Hospice Family Care on July 31, 2008, at the age of 90. She was born on May 4, 1918, in Boone County, Mo., to William and Daisy (Roberts) Ridgway.
Mrs. Patton moved to Prescott, Ariz., with her family in March of 1940 for the health of her son. In March of 1942 they settled in the little community of Skull Valley, just west of Prescott, not knowing it would be their home for so many more years to come.
Edna worked at the J.C. Penny's store for a short while and the Skull Valley General Store for 21 years, and drove the Skull Valley Elementary School Bus for 26 years, retiring in 1986.
She was a member of the Skull Valley Bible Church, Christian Women's Club, Kirkland Women's Club, Yavapai Cowbelles and the Skull Valley Historical Society, and was very involved in her little community.
Edna was most proud of her family, and was always there for them. She enjoyed gardening (she could grow the most beautiful Dinner Plate Dahlia) and cooking, and loved spending time with her family and many dear friends. She will be missed dearly by all
who knew her.
After the death of her husband, J. W. Ballew, in November 1992, Edna married Fred Patton in May 1994, and they continued to share happy memories of old times together in Skull Valley. Then in September of 2002 they moved into the Arizona Pioneer Home.
Preceding her in death was her first husband, J.W. Ballew, in 1992; sisters Flossie Fay and Ruby Carmichael; brothers Glen and Bob Ridgway; and parents William and Daisy Ridgway.
Survivors include her husband Fred Patton of Prescott; son Daryl (Shirley) Ballew of Skull Valley; stepdaughter Sheri (Oscar) Acedo of Tucson; grandchildren Kim (John) Fornara of Cottonwood and Larry (Lora) Ballew of Sun City; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at the Skull Valley Bible Church in Skull Valley, Ariz.
Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Information provided by survivors.