Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

Lois Catherine Patrick

Lois Catherine Patrick, a long-time resident of Donnelly, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, in Boise. She was 83.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m, Sunday, Jan. 9, at Relyea Chapel, 318 N. Latah Street, Boise.

Lois was born March 29, 1927 to Louis Bridgedale and Theresa May Flanagan Bridgedale in Bismark, N.D.

Lois married Nicholas Ternes on July 25, 1950 in Bismark. They made their home in Boise and had seven children.

Lois and Nicholas later divorced.

She married Neil Patrick on Nov. 19, 1966 and they were long-time residents of Donnelly, where she was affectionately known as “Mountain Mama.” Neil preceded Lois in death in 1991. For the past few years Lois lived in Boise with her children Duane, Denise and Diane.

Lois enjoyed spending time with her big family, solving crossword puzzles, gardening, camping, fishing, and watching BSU football. She was a kind, loving, and gentle soul. She had a child-like cheerful spirit that brought joy to all that knew her.

Survivors include her children, Deborah Wells of Vancouver, Wash., Diane Howard of Boise, Gordon Ternes of Mountain Home, Denise Ternes of Boise, David Ternes of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Duane Ternes of Boise, and Dessa Ternes of Donnelly; her sisters, Dorothy Hezeltine of Boise and Eunice Fox of Golden, Colo.; her brother, Robert Bridgedale of Danville, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Louise and Elaine Hall, and one brother, Eugene Bridgedale.

Arrangements are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise.

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