Elsie ‘Fern’ Patterson

Elsie “Fern” Patterson, born on May 15, 1924, in Pringle, S.D., slipped away peacefully in her sleep on Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013. She is survived by her three sons: Merle Patterson and wife Sharon of Ferndale, and Charlie and Arthur Patterson of Sumas; a daughter, Frankie Rodger of Ramona, Calif.; brothers Vern “Buster” Herrick…

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