Darwin “Pat” Patterson, 95, beloved husband of Roberta M. Patterson passed away on June 28, 2022. He was the only son of Wayne and Pauline (Shrode) Patterson. He graduated from Boise High in 1945 where he had achieved the rank of Captain in the BHS Corp of Cadets. Shortly after graduation, he was drafted in the US Army. After the Army, he attended BJC and became an avid Bronco fan, hosting many Tailgate parties He married Roberta Myers on August 29, 1947. At his passing, they were 2 months shy of their 75th wedding anniversary. They had four children; Pamela Spickelmier (Steve), Sara Reser (David), Laurie Fitch and Patrick Patterson (Cindy). 8 grandchildren; Jared Spickelmier, Anne King (Larry), Katie Reser, Cody Fitch (Amanda), Jordan Fitch, Morgan Brawley, Tori Patterson and Andrew Patterson. 6 great grandchildren; Akylah Cooper, Cameron King, Adrian Fitch, Isabella Fitch, Bentley Brawley and Kalista Brawley.
Pat started at Olsen MFG CO/Gate City Steel. He retired, after 27 years of service, as manager of the Boise division. He went to work at Yanke Machine Shop Sales in 1979, where he ended his career. During his career, he was secretary of the Intermountain Chapter American Steel Institute, on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Contractors Assoc., and on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Branch of AGC.
Darwin was a member of the Twin Falls and Boise Jaycees, and during that time, he worked on the famous “Keep Idaho Green” campaign. He belonged to Toastmasters, Blue Lakes Country Club, Crane Creek Country Club, and Hillcrest Country Club. (He enjoyed golfing!)
Dad loved the Sawtooth Mountains, fishing, hunting, hiking and building his cabin. He also enjoyed many activities with his lifelong friends and their families, like camping, traveling and bridge. Among his volunteer activities were the SNRA, docent at the Yankee Fork Dredge, and trail clearing in the Sawtooth Valley.
Dad loved to make clocks, music boxes and jewelry boxes for all his family, usually while enjoying the wine that he made from his mini vineyard!
With his dedicated wife at his side, he fought the good fight but God saw he was weary and took him home to be reunited with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Jared Spickelmier. Services will be held at Alden Waggoner Funeral Home on July 7, at 11am.