Obituary Details

Dewey Clarence Patten

(04/11/1916 - 07/30/1932)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 08/04/1932

Dewey Patten Passes Away at Manville Home

16-Year-Old Son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Patten Dies Sunday (Saturday) Evening From Boil Infection

Dewey Clarence Patten, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Patten passed away at his home in Manville on Saturday evening at eleven o'clock after a brief illness caused from a series of boils, to which he had no resistance and which his system had absorbed.

The lad was born and raised in Manville, and attended the Manville schools.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Peet Mortuary with services being from the Methodist Church in Manville with Rev. B.F. Farrar officiating. Interment was made at the Manville cemetery.

Six of his school mates acted as pallbearers, while an octette {sic} of high school girls sang several selections. Mrs. J.P. Watson and Mrs. Edna DeCastro rendered a most appropriate duet.

He leaves to mourn, his parents three brothers and four sisters, all of whom reside in Manville.

Dewey Clarence Patten, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Patten of Manville passed away at 11 o'clock Saturday evening, July 30th, 1932, after a brief illness. It was on Tuesday that he took to his bed and the end came rather unexpectedly.

The lad was born in Manville and lived his brief life there. He was born April 11, 1916, and his sojourn on earth was only 16 years and four months. He attended the Manville schools and was a favorite with all his companions. Six of his school mates were pallbearers, while seven high school girls sang "In the Garden," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Ivory Palaces," at the services held from the Methodist church of Manville,. Rev. B.F. Farrar, pastor of the Lusk Baptist church preached the sermon after Mrs. J.P. Watson and Mrs. Edna DeCastro sang a most effective duet, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" He leaves to mourn his departure his parents and three brothers and four sisters.

There was a large crowd of neighbors and friends that came to pay their last respects to the memory pf the lad. Interment was made in the Manville cemetery, where the body awaits Resurrection's morn.

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