Ethel Patterson, 92, of Watford City, N.D., more recently of Grafton, N.D., died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton, N.D.
Ethel Vernona Patterson was born March 11, 1923, the daughter of Magnus and Augusta (Anderson) Lee in Rawson, N.D. She was educated at the Rawson and Forman schools through the elementary level. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In 1930, she moved with her family to the Shoe Bar Ranch east of Watford City, N.D.
Ethel was united in marriage to, Erick Patterson at Sidney, Mont., on November 23, 1943. Together they established their home on a farm north of Arnegard.
Erick entered the Bethel Lutheran Home in 1989. In 1990 Ethel bought a home in Watford City, N.D. and lived there until 2012. Since then she moved to Grafton, N.D. and resided at Leisure Estates, an assisted living facility.
Ethel enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, knitting, crocheting, and playing cards.
She especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and their families.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Erick; her parents; sisters, Edna Hanna, Stella Gustafson, Norma Campbell Grantier, Margaret Staal, and brothers; Melvin and Alvin (Bud).
She was the last remaining survivor of her immediate family.
Ethel is survived by a son, Gerald (Sharon) of Omaha, Neb., and their children, Michelle (Jason) and their children, Jackson, Grace, Olivia, and Tyler; daughter Mavis (Michael) of Grafton, N.D. and their children, Jennifer (Ryan) and their children, Brooke, Jake, and Jay; step granddaughters; Karla (Doug) and children, Lauren and Ryanne; Carmen (Dan) and children, Aaron and Caleb and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at First Lutheran Church in Watford City, N.D. Pastor Rob Favorite officiated and interment was in the Schafer Cemetery in Watford City, N.D.
Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Watford City, N.D. is assisting the family.