Margaret Patterson

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Kenneth and Margaret Crouch Patterson

born July 31, 1922

Her obituary is below for details


Crouch Cousins Picture Taken at Aunt Em's

Standing: Dorothy, Margaret

Sitting: Bonnie, Geyne, Myra, Glenna Parker

1943 or 44



Palmer's son Arch and daughter Margaret

Arch's daughter Bonnie and son Jack

Emma's son Carl - September 1984


Geyne, Glenna, Bonnie, Dorothy, Myra, Margaret

Same day as above


Margaret and Kenneth - Wedding


Margaret and brother Dick



Marion Crouch, Kenneth Patterson, Morris Rambo, Modine Parker, Dick Williams, George Rehklau - Nashville - September 25, 1984


Right, Mary believes this picture was Thanksgiving, 1942, in the front yard of the Nashville, Mo. farm. From Left to right: Glenna Morehouse, Helen Williams, Mildred Rehklau, Mary Crouch, George Helms, Elizabeth Robertson, Margaret Patterson, Dick Williams, and Claude Crouch. I have used married names here to keep things consistent. (Mildred remember this picture was Christmas - 1943 in the Parker farm front yard. Too dressy for Thanksgiving. See the Elizabeth Robertson page for more discussion)


About the same time Margaret got a job teaching at Ledbetter school. The school was in Barton County, Missouri, but closer to Lamar I am told.
I got an email from Mildred the other day:

We had a call from Howard a couple of days ago, telling us Dick Crouch had called him with message that his sister Margaret had passed away on May 9. (2004) No one had much recent contact from there.  Dick is now the only  remaining one of the Palmer Crouch family.

I finally tracked down the obituary in the Lamar Democrat (the Tyler Texas Telegraph doesn't leave their obituaries on the internet very long.)



WHITEHOUSE, Texas Private family internment will be held in Nashville (Mo.) Cemetery, for Margaret Crouch Patterson, 81, Whitehouse, who died Sunday at Mother Frances Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth D. and Margaret Crouch Patterson Geology Scholarship at Tyler Junior College, P.O. Box 9020, Tyler, Texas 75711.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-laws, Anne and Dr. James Howard Dee, Austin, Beth Patterson, Chelmsford, Mass., and Cathryn and Dale Cates, Whitehouse; three grandchildren, Matthew Kenneth Cates, Alice Cathryn Cates, and Jennifer "Jennie" Patterson Dee, and a brother and sister-in-law, Richard "Dick" and Jerri Crouch, San Diego, Calif.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Crouch Robertson, and a brother, Arch Douglas Crouch.

Mrs. Patterson was born July 31, 1922, in Asbury, Mo., to John Palmer and Roxa Beamer Crouch. She was a 1940 graduate of Lamar High School. During World War II, Mrs. Patterson moved to southern California and contributed to the war effort by working at an aircraft assembly plant. She taught at Ledbetter School in Missouri in 1943, and earned her Bachelor of Science at Hardin Simmons in 1953.

She and her husband attended college and worked at the University of Missouri at Columbia, the University of Wyoming at Laramie, Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and Oklahoma A&M at Stillwater. They also served as dorm parents in Abilene. She moved to Tyler in 1955, where she and her husband were actively involved in the Tyler community and school system. She served as a Camp Fire leader for several years. After retirement, she enjoyed learning about and collecting East Texas memorabilia. She was a member of the Snowy Range Chapter No. 45, Order of Eastern Star, and received her 50 year membership pin in 1999.

She married Kenneth Dean Patterson on July 28, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo. He died in 1992.

I did eventually get the Tyler Texas obituary - courtesy of Cathy Cates:


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Larry Crouch