In Memory of Larry Patterson

Larry Patterson
Larry Patterson
Born: May 15, 1933
Died: January 27, 2015
Age: 81
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Larry Patterson
May 15, 1933 - January 27, 2015
From: Mesa, AZ | Originally: Collins & Pleasant Hill, IA

Larry Patterson, 81, of Mesa, AZ, and formerly of Collins and Pleasant Hill, Iowa, died January 27, 2015, in Mesa, AZ.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada.  Vicar Nat Bothwell will officiate, with burial to follow in Collins Cemetery.  Memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to services.  Military honors will be conducted by Freland Carver Post #81 of the American Legion. 

Born May 15, 1933, in Collins, Iowa, Larry Lee Patterson was the son of John Walter and Velma (Jones) Patterson.  He grew up and received his education in Collins, graduating from Collins High School in 1951.  Larry served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-54, then returned to Iowa where he was employed for over 30 years at Armstrong Tire Company in Des Moines.

Larry was united in marriage to Beverly Cable on July 29, 1956, in Des Moines.  The couple settled in Pleasant Hill, where they raised their family of four sons:  Ronald, Clifford, Marvin, and Larry.  Larry enjoyed golfing, square dancing, and visiting with friends.  He and Beverly wintered in Mesa for several years before moving there permanently in 2003.

Survivors include four sons, Ronald Patterson of Des Moines, Clifford Patterson of West Des Moines, Marvin (Mary) Patterson of Pleasant Hill, and Larry (Don Fleming) Patterson of Pleasant Hill; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Jenny) Patterson of Collins; a half-sister, Pattie Lundquist of Omaha, NE; and other extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2008; his parents; and a brother, Merle Patterson.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Larry and his family. 


Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:18 AM
“i am sorry to here about larrry wish i could have came to the funeral”
- dean kitchen
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:48 AM
“I regret that I will not be able be at Larry's service due to personal problems. May God be with him.”
- Douglas Johns
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:33 AM
“Sorry for your families loss, Larry was a good friend! ”
- Donna Hampton
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:05 AM
“Sympathy to the Patterson family. May you have happy memories to comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Larry and Bev were special friends and we shared many good times. They are missed.”
- Pat Van Lent
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10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Vicar Nat Bothwell


One hour prior to services
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Collins Cemetery
Collins, Iowa
Military honors by
Freland Carver Post No. 81