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Martha Patterson

April 26, 1941 — January 9, 2020

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 at West Main Baptist Church for Martha Ann Patterson.

Mrs.Patterson, 78, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at GoodLife Artesia Assisted Living.

Pastor Jason Kraft will officiate the services with interment to follow at the Twin Oaks Cemetery, Artesia, NM. Pallbearers are Steve and Rod Shaw, Jim Jorren, Frank Schmitt, Charlton Clark and Konner Gwynne. Honorary Pallbearers are Steve Clark, Matthew and Troy Patterson, AHS Class of 1959 and the Employees of Patterson Welding Works.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m at Terpening & Son Chapel for family and friends.

Martha was born April 26, 1941 in West Helena, Arkansas the daughter of Ernest E. Warren and Edna L. (Corley) Warren.

On February 1, 1958 Martha married Gary F. Gwynne of Artesia, they had three sons. Following his death she met Edward E. Patterson. The two were married October 17, 1975.

Martha and Ed owned and operated Patterson Welding Works. Martha had an entrepreneur spirit. She owned and operated at various times, The Gingerbread House Gift Shop, MAP Real Estate, and the Kiddie Kottage Daycare Center. Martha had numerous hobbies. She loved crocheting, needlepoint, scrapbooking, and card making. She was a collector at heart, one of her greatest collections is original Cabbage Patch Kids. Martha loved music and you would often find her attending performances at the local Ocotillo Theater. Martha enjoyed traveling and spending time at their cabin in Ruidoso.

She was a member of the Artesia Desk and Derrick, AHS Class of 1959, Artesia Needlepoint Guild, Artesia Board of Realtors and the Artesia Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include son Gary Gwynne and wife Barbara, son Rusty Gwynne and wife Nita, daughter in law Maxine Davis. Grandchildren - Christi Araujo and husband Michael, Cami Lopez and husband Pete, Mckinah, Kirstan and Konner Gwynne, Lanetta Callaway, Brenna Goss and Charlton Clark. Great grandchildren Michael, Mia and Alyssa Araujo, Julianne Molina, Shayla, Dayson Goss and Ricki Dew, Bailey and Emily Callaway. Great - great grandchildren Daxxtyn Canales and Landyn Araujo. Sisters Carolyn Edwards, Marilyn Shaw and Nancy Jorren. Numerous nephews and nieces, cousins and many special friends.

Mrs. Patterson is preceded in death by husband Edward E. Patterson, husband Gary F. Gwynne, son Ray Gwynne and stepdaughter Christy Patterson. Parents Ernie and Louise Warren.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 13, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

West Main Baptist Church

1701 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210

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