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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Woodruff Patridge
Birth: Jul. 22, 1920
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 2004
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA

The following was in the Huron, SD "Plainsman" issue of Friday August 13, 2004. Informant was her daughter, Patricia Trentham:
'Mary 'Betty' Patridge
Mary E. "Betty" Patridge, 84, formerly of Sunquest Village in Huron, died Satruday, Aug. 7, 2004, at her residence at 420 21st St. S.W.
There will be no services or visitation. Burial of her cremated remains will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Welter Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth Woodruff was born on July 22, 1920, the fourth child of Norman and Bertha (McFarling) Woodruff, in Bates Township, rural Wessington. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Wessington High School in 1938.
On May 27, 1938, she married Arlo Fitch at Parker. They were later divorced.
On Jan. 24, 1946, she married Claire Patridge at St. Lawrence. They owned and operated the Standard Service Station and the Coffee Shop Cafe in Wessington until 1953, when they moved to Winchester, Idaho, and later to San Mateo and Stockton, Calif. They shared life there until her husband's death in 1980. She moved to Huron in 1999.
Her favorite hobbies were pinochile, needle crafts, and visiting with friends. She created innumerable afghans and quilts, primarily for the arrival of each new grand-niece and nephew. She was never happier than when she was visiting with her family and telling stories about her "untiring efforts to assist her mother in raising those pesky brothers and sisters."
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Jack) Trentham of Sacramento, Calif; one brother, Victor (Erma) Woodruff of Wolsey; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Woodruff of Lewiston, Idaho, and Lola Fitch of Fort Pierre; one brother-in-law, Frank Smith of Tucson, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in deaath by her parnets; her husband, Claire; three brothers, Joy, Eugene, and Norman, Jr.; two sisters, Gladys Bell and Arlene Smith; two sisters-in-law, Norma Woodruff and Verbena Woodruff; and one brother-in-law, Joseph Bell."
Family links: 
  Norman Alfred Woodruff (1887 - 1959)
  Bertha Beatrice McFarling Woodruff (1896 - 1980)
  Claire Leo Patridge (1909 - 1980)
  Arlo Austin Fitch (1917 - 1972)*
  Joy Llewelyn Woodruff (1915 - 1990)*
  Lawrence Eugene Woodruff (1917 - 1998)*
  Gladys Ione Woodruff Bell (1918 - 1973)*
  Mary Elizabeth Woodruff Patridge (1920 - 2004)
  Norman Rhodell Woodruff (1922 - 1960)*
  Arlene Beatrice Woodruff Smith (1924 - 1992)*
  Victor Lee Woodruff (1926 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosehill Cemetery
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Pat from Sacramento
Record added: May 03, 2008
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Mary Elizabeth Betty <i>Woodruff</i> Patridge
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Mary Elizabeth Betty <i>Woodruff</i> Patridge
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