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Obituary: Patsie Ruth Stevens

 Patsie Ruth Stevens

Patsie Ruth Stevens

We are saddened to announce the passing of Patsie. She passed away Nov. 21, 2017, at the age of 91 after a year-long battle with dementia.

Patsie is survived by her children, Terri and Don; four grandchildren, Robert, James, Thomas and Jacob. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Patsie touched the lives of everyone she met. To know her was to love her. She had a smile that would light up a room.

Patsie will be sorely missed by all that knew her.

Born June 8, 1926, Patsie saw many things in her life, from the Great Depression to the great recession, and from the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and the use of the first atomic bomb, to the attacks on September 11th. She had known war, poverty, strife and genocide. Patsie had seen many dark times in America’s history. Even throughout witnessing all these events, she still saw the good in people.

She never gave up on those that she loved, despite all the mistakes and wrongdoings they did.

In the end she earned the right to go peacefully in her sleep, and may she find eternal peace in the embrace of the Lord.

There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Services will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. All will be held at the Skull Valley Church.

No flowers or donations are necessary.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Homes. Please log onto to sign Patsie’s guestbook and share a memory with the family.

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