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Marjorie Ruth Pattison Barrans
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1917
New Castle
Lawrence County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 2007
Cedar Crest
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Parents: W. Walter and Jane A. Pattison.

The Pattisons owned Seven Oaks Dairy Farm, which was built by Marjorie's great-grandfather. She graduated from New Castle High School and obtained her beautician license. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Miami, FL. During World War II, she worked for the Army in Reno, NV., as a civilian truck driver, carrying troops. She met Joseph Barrans in Reno and they married in July 1945. They had one daughter, but divorced in 1948. She returned to Pennsylvania to her family. In 1953, she moved to Albuquerque and remained there ever since. She loved the wide open space of New Mexico. From 1955 to 1959, she owned the Ginger Bread Toy Shop in Old Town, which she started in an old vacant house that she cleaned out and renovated herself and later moved the store to the Patio Market behind the La Placita. After selling her store, she went on to try her hand at many and varied jobs until in her retirement years, she volunteered as a "grandmother" at YDDC. She was known lovingly as Gramma B by her own grandchildren as well as all others who knew and loved her.

Relatives: her daughter, Beth, and son-in-law, Will; one grandson, Will Larson II, and his wife, Lisa Collins; one granddaughter, Erin, and her husband, Steven Reil; great-grandchildren, Megan, Kiley and Natalie Reil; her brother, William Pattison; her sister, Marian, and her husband, George Ison; nephews, Bill Pattison and his wife, Leslie, and Roy Ison; nieces, Gretchen Ison Smith, Karyn Ison Holly and Erica Ison Alejos; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Cremation has taken place via French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Crew Barrans (1917 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: roxaneirene
Record added: Jul 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20448452

- roxaneirene
 Added: Jul. 14, 2007

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