January 27, 2008
Pegi lost her battle with Ocular Metastatic Melanoma
Born Helen Margaret Winter on May 13th, 1941, Pegi grew up in the farming
community of Ontario Oregon.
She graduated from Nyssa High School in 1959. She worked as an RN for
approx. 40 total years in various Hospitals and Units.
went to nursing school at the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Portland
was in the US Airforce Reserves and was a first lieutenant. "Pegi"
married Kenneth D. Patterson Jr. in 1965. They had two children, Susan
Patterson in 1966 and Matthew Patterson in 1971.
worked on the floor as an RN at the Hood River Memorial Hospital for
many years before moving to Eugnee and becoming an ICU RN at Eugene's
Sacred Heart Hospital for 18 years.
lived in Portland, Hood River, Eugene, before eventually moving to Redmond
Oregon in 2004.
worked at St. Charles of Bend's CCU for the final 2 years of her nursing
career before retiring.
lost a battle with Ocular Metastatic Melanoma and passed away on January
27th, 2008. She is survived by her daughter Susan, 42 Redmond OR and
her son Matthew, 37, Phoenix AZ, three grandchildren Lexi, 12, Nicole
4 and Amanda 3.
was a great mother and grandmother and took tremendous pride in her
that knew Pegi, loved her.
will be sorely missed by all the people you have touched.
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Pegi was born May 13, 1941, to Wilson and Leona Winter and attended
schools in the Nyssa/ Adrian area. She was active in student government,
FFA and 4-H. She served as an Honored Queen in Job’s Daughters and was
a member of the high school concert band, receiving high ratings in
statewide band and solo festivals. She graduated from Nyssa High School
in 1959, moved to Portland, Ore., and received her registered nursing
certification from Good Samaritan Hospital. Following nurse’s training,
she served in the Air Force Reserves as a 1st lieutenant before marrying
Kenneth D. Patterson in 1965. Pegi and Ken had a daughter, Suzie, in
1966, followed by a son, Matt, in 1971. During the years in Hood River,
Pegi enjoyed her experiences as a mom, trawler fisherman and as an RN
at the local hospital. In 1984, Pegi and the kids moved to Eugene, Ore.,
where she continued her career at Eugene Hospital/Clinic. She then worked
in the ICU at Eugene’s Sacred Heart Medical Center in 1987, until moving
to Redmond, Ore., to be closer to her daughter in 2004. After years
of tirelessly assisting people with their own medical issues, Pegi retired
from Bend’s St. Charles Hospital in 2006 to focus energy on her own
battle with ocular melanoma. When cancer finally took her on Jan. 29,
2008, she had fought to the end with her own quiet dignity and tremendous
strength. We will miss her appreciation of laughter, sailing and the
sea, sports TV, bengal cats, “going outside for a bit” and her undying
love of her children and grandchildren. As a legacy “Gramma Piggy” leaves
three beautiful granddaughters, Lexi, Nicole and Amanda; and her children,
Suzie, Matt and daughter-in-law, Suzanne. She is survived by her mother,
Leona; and brothers, Jon (Dick) and Harley (Sid); her sister, Mary Jean;
and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be
held 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Hospital Auditorium, Eugene,
Ore., on April 19, 2008, followed by a gathering at Eugene’s Oregon
Electric Station Restaurant.
There are no words this year, really.... just so much pain.
If you would
like to contact the family, you may contact Susan Patterson (daughter)
via email: email@example.com
Pegi Patterson's Family