Updated: Tue 12:34 PM, Dec 26, 2017
Funeral Home: Demaray Funeral Service
Gooding - Connie M. Reeves Patton passed away peacefully December 22, 2017 in Gooding, Idaho. Connie was born October 1, 1936 to Orville and Marie Crystal Reeves in Klamath Falls, Oregon. As a young girl, she enjoyed hunting, playing sports- especially softball, working in her parents store and was selected as the Potato Festival Queen. Connie married Tommie Patton on December 18, 1955 in Merrill, Oregon. Their marriage was solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
Mom and Dad moved several times throughout their 62 years of marriage, where mom always stayed busy raising 4 children, cooking for extra men on the ranch, being a 4-H leader, supporting her kids in their activities and fulfilling church callings.
Mom was an excellent cook, whether cooking for 1 or 500, she knew what to do and how to do it. She loved playing 500 with her kids and sledding when they were younger. Later in life, Mom enjoyed going with Dad on his truck driving job along with attending Cowboy Poetry gathers. She also enjoyed creating crafts, especially flowers and doing adult coloring books – even entering some of her creations in the county fair. Mom loved spending time with her grandchildren and visiting them often as time would permit and also spending time with her great grandchildren.
Connie is survived by her husband, Tommie, her 4 children, Becki (Brian) Teerlink, Mike (Julie) Patton, John (Karen) Patton and Don (Valerie) Patton. Eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and 1 brother, Richard (Illys) Reeves.
The family will greet friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Relief Society Room prior to services. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at to Gooding LDS Church with Bishop Chris McGinnis, conducting. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding
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