Lois “Jean” Copp Patterson of Mondamin, IA died on December 14, 2019 at aged 93. She was born December 9, 1926 to Roy Edward Copp and Pearl Anna Peterson in their home on their farm east of Logan, Iowa and was the oldest of five girls. She went to Starry Point country school through 8th grade and on to Logan High School. She taught country school for 5 years, then decided to go to California. There she met and married Malcolm Ryan (Pat) Patterson, a Sergeant in the US Air Force. They spent over 20 years in the service of our country and moved many times. They had 2 children, Julia Ann and David Ryan. After retiring from the Air Force, they moved to Mondamin, Iowa, to be near her family. They enjoyed traveling and took several ocean cruises and visited their children at their respective Air Force assignments. Jean was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution joining in October 1984 and hosted several DAR meetings. She enjoyed the support provided the spouses and children of those who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces as member of the Gold Star Wives of America. She also enjoyed sharing with the girls of the Red Hat Society, it made her laugh and smile. She especially enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards and sharing her life’s experiences with her close friends. Jean was a member of the United Methodist Church most of her life. She was active in the American Legion Auxillary, served as the Treasurer in Mondamin.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband MSgt Pat Patterson, USAF Ret, and son Lt Col David Patterson, USAF. Her parents, Roy and Pearl Copp; sisters, Wanda Arndt, and Donna Gochenour; and Jean’s infant son, Joe Warren Withem.
Jean is survived by daughter, Julia Hoppe, who is married to Lt Col Stanton Hoppe, USAF Ret, and daughter-in-law Sheree Patterson. Also, her sister Diane Hoyt and her husband Fred, and her sister, Joyce Hodges and her husband, Les. Her grandchildren, Laura Jean Hoppe Perkins, Michael (Diana) Patterson, Kristin (Evan) Patterson Harris, and Matthew Patterson, Great grandchildren, Riley Mullen, twins Joseph and Jackson Perkins, Noelle and Zachary Patterson, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church located at 308 E Superior St, Missouri Valley Iowa. Lunch will be served by Mo Valley Methodist UMW and the interment will be in the Magnolia Cemetery after the lunch.
The family would like memorials to the Food Pantry.
In Loving Memory of Lois “Jean” Copp Patterson
Born December 9, 1926 Logan, Iowa
Entered Into Rest December 14, 2019 Mondamin, Iowa Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2019 United Methodist Church Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Jason Gutzmer Musician Jimmy Weber
“On Eagles Wings” “Sentimental Journey”
“Precious Lord Take My Hand” “In This Life”
Pat Skelton Greg Skelton
Matt Patterson Michael Patterson
Jim Small Stan Hoppe
Final Resting Place Magnolia Cemetery Magnolia, Iowa
Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal. And love leaves a memory that no one can steal. ❤️