Perry Allen Patton


(January 5, 2003)

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Casper for Perry Allen Patton, 83, who died Sunday, Jan. 5 at Life Care Center in Casper.

He was born Jan. 14, 1919, in Paynesville, Mo., to Beulah (Guinn) and Perry Malone Patton. He moved with his family to Lovell in 1925 and graduated from Lovell High School.

During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theatre with the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart for service on Okinawa and Guam.

On March 7, 1940, he married Helen Snyder in Powell.

He was employed with the CB&Q Railroad for 42 years and lived at several locations in Wyoming and Montana. He was a faithful and devoted member of his church. His hobbies included his love of music. He played the guitar and harmonica.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Helen Patton in Casper; two sons, Perry and his wife Mona of Angel Fire, N.M. and Donald of Firestone, Colo.; two sisters, Mary Alice Rhoads of Lovell and Helen Wilson of Rialto, Calif.; a brother, Kenneth and his wife Norma of Casper; one granddaughter and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Willard and Raymond (Bill); and two sisters, Tiny Patton and Gussie Massey.

Burial was in the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, with military honors.