Signe Marie Patterson Peacefully passed away on March 24, 2022 at the home of her daughter in Kendrick Idaho.
Signe Marie (Francis) Patterson was born February 21, 1961, in Oregon City, Oregon. She was the second of four children born to Fredrick M. Francis and Margaret L. (Jones) Francis. The family lived in Tualatin Oregon. She graduated in 1979 from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
In 1980, Signe was sealed for time and all eternity to Curtis Patterson in the Mesa, Arizona temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They lived in Mesa Arizona for the next year enjoying being newlyweds and experiencing the start of a 41 year marriage. In 1981, searching for more lucrative employment opportunities the couple returned to Oregon where their family started to grow. Signe’s family lived in Portland, Molalla and Redmond Oregon prior to relocating to Kendrick Idaho.
Signe felt her highest calling in life was to be a wife and mother, to create a home where the spirit of God was invited to be present, at this, she was outstandingly successful. In 1982, as the first of their 6 children started to arrive, she devoted herself to teaching each of these children the skills necessary for each to become successful and contributing members of the community.
Signe was blessed with numerous gifts. She possessed a gift of being able to see the good in most situations and helping others to do the same. Additional gifts included a love for learning new things and a spirit of adventure and fun. She enjoyed teaching herself new skills and challenging herself to become a better person in various ways.
Her love of gardening led to her becoming a certified master gardener for the state of Oregon, teaching gardening skills and researching solutions for the public. Her love of cooking found her owning and operating a successful Café. She enjoyed reading and researching history which would compel her to study details of an area or location and then take a road trip with her family to visit the site. This most often included ghost towns, abandoned homesteads and schools.
She was very good at relating to children and youths, and held many leadership and teaching positions within her church and community. Her ability to incorporate object lessons while leading and teaching encouraged others to think and learn. She was known for her wisdom and practical advice and was often sought out for her opinion, offering it with love and respect. In everything she set her hand to accomplish, she did so with the goal of finding joy and sharing with others.
Signe was preceded in death by both her father and mother. She is survived by Her husband, Curtis Patterson, their 6 children and 12 grandchildren:
Lindsey & (Spencer) Broderick of Sherwood, Oregon
Hillary & (Justin) Brox of Grand Blanc ,Michigan
Anabel, Izaak, Aubry, Kaleb, Jacob, Kristen, Kelsie
Megan & (David) Luce of Bountiful, Utah
Morgan Patterson of Bountiful, Utah
Katie & (Justin) Goss of Kendrick, Idaho
John Patterson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Funeral services will be held March 30, 2022 at the Troy Ward LDS chapel in Troy, ID at 11:00 AM. She will then be interred at Little Bear Ridge Cemetery.
Please make any donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Humanitarian Fund and the ALS Association.
If you cannot be there in person please use this Zoom link to view the service: