Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Patty Lou Wilson was born April 27, 1940 to Allyen Elwood and Mariah Beulah Wilson in Fort Collins, Colorado. She attended Fort Collins High School where she was voted Lambkin Queen her senior year. She also attended Colorado State University. She married Dale G. Dobbins in 1960 and they had three children. They moved to Portland, Oregon in 1970 where they raised their family. 

Patty was a loving mother and excellent homemaker. She enjoyed ice skating, watercolor and oil painting, and was a profession fashion model during the 1970's.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dale G. Dobbins. Her surviving siblings are Connie Steadman of Houston, Texas and Allyen Wilson of Littleton, Colorado. Her children include daughter April Brenneman and son-in-law, Don Brenneman of Tigard, Oregon, her son Christopher Dobbins of Ouray, Colorado and son Timothy Dobbins and daughter-in-law Giselle Dobbins of Trukee, California.

Known as Nana Patty to her grandchildren, she was a loving and dedicated grandmother to Jasmine, Joy, Jubilee, Jordyn and Joshua Brenneman. Finally, she was Nina to her great-grandson, Cyrus Nelson, son of Jasmine Brenneman.

She passed away in her home on July 28, 2012 after suffering from cancer for three months. She was attended by her family.

Patty Lou is remembered for her strong Christian faith. She will be interred at Riverview Cemetery in Portland, Oregon in a private family ceremony