LouLizzia VanPatten

LouLizzia VanPatten

The funeral for LouLizzia VanPatten will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland. Interment will follow at Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland.

Mrs. VanPatten, 87, of Ashland, died Friday, January 25, 2008, at home. She was born October 1, 1920, in Mountain View, Ark., the daughter of Elisa and William Thompson.

On March 19, 1944 at Blytheville, Ark., she married Ivan R. VanPatten, who preceded her in death in 2002. In the late 1940s, they moved from Arkansas to San Leandro, Calif., where she worked as an executive secretary for Willamette Industries for 30 years. Mrs. Van Patten enjoyed sewing, reading, traveling and her pets.

Surviving are her son, Allan and his wife, Debra Van Patten of Ashland; a nephew, James Thompson; and a niece, Katie Lou White.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc, Southern Oregon Chapter, 33 North Central Ave., Suite 330, Medford, OR 97504, to a favorite heart disease research or animal shelter organization.

Arrangements: Litwiller - Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.

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