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Nellie Joyce Patterson Cooley
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1934
Carter County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 2010

Nellie Joyce Cooley, of Grand Junction, passed away on June 24, 2010 at Community Hospital.

Joyce was born to Raymond and Verna Patterson in Fremont, Missouri on April 6, 1934. She spent her childhood in Missouri and was a resident of the Western Slope for 58 years.

Joyce married Garland Witham and he passed on April 11, 1991. She married Gordon Cooley on July 29, 2000, and he survives.

She was a Certified Nurses Aide and belonged to the Riverside Baptist Church. Joyce enjoyed sewing, hunting, watching wrestling and the television show, Walker Texas Ranger, and the trips to Mesquite with Gordon.

Joyce is preceded in death by her first husband, Garland; parents; her daughter, Pam, and brother, Leslie.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon; sons, Roger (Maggie) Witham and Dennis (Yunghee) Witham; stepsons, Bill (Linda) Cooley, Jim (Laurie) Cooley and John (Tess) Cooley; stepdaughters, Debbie (Dave) Droege, Teresa (Rick) Bandkowski and Tammy (Jerry) Blood; brother, Sam Patterson; sisters, Georgia Dunn, Zelda Aaron and Lucille Dean; 21 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 beginning at 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at the Snell-McLean Funeral Home, Palisade, Colorado. Burial will follow the service at the Palisade Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the University of New Mexico Cancer Research Center, 1201 Camino de Salud NE MSC 07-4025 Room 4642, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 27, 2010 
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  Garland S. Witham (1933 - 1991)
Palisade Cemetery
Mesa County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Barb
Record added: Jun 27, 2010
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Nellie Joyce <i>Patterson</i> Cooley
Added by: Barb
Nellie Joyce <i>Patterson</i> Cooley
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May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: Jun. 27, 2010

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