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Frances Marie Patterson

Aurora, Colorado

Frances Marie Patterson

Frances Marie Patterson passed away on October 12th, 2023, surrounded by her husband, three sons, grandson, and daughter in law. Their tears, touch, kisses, and cries of love carried her through her final moments.

Frances or "Franny" to her brother John and 4 sisters; Linda, Angie, Rose, and Jackie, was born in Tucson, Arizona to Harold and Esther Roberts. Being the daughter of an Air Force Airman would take her around the United States and even span across the Atlantic to Spain during her early years. The Roberts family would finally settle down in Colorado where the children would finish their education. Frances became one of the first graduating class seniors to Thornton High in 1977.

Young Frances loved rock music and that love for music would follow her throughout her entire life. She found happiness in the sounds of music every day and would play it as often as she could. She had a personality that was filled with all love and smiles. All she wanted was to smile and enjoy those around her. Her love was deep for those in her life.

Upon her 20th year in life, she met an ornery young man named Robert Patterson. She would eventually carry that man’s last name and together would bestow it upon their children. They would initially meet while working at Western Electric. Their day to day actions would become fond memories when looking at their past. One defining moment would be when she made a burrito that was more spice than burrito. Robert, excited to sample France’s cooking would hastily take the first bite, the burn of spice would begin to envelope Robert’s mouth and entire body, but he would not waver as he wanted to finish the entire thing, and that he did all while holding back tears of pain. They would fall in love despite external conflicts. On December 13th, 1980, Robert and Frances were wed. They would be soon followed by their first son, Robert Patterson the 3rd. Life over the next 20+ years would not be easy, nor would it give way to mass success or fortune, at least not in superficial ways. The success for this Patterson family came through their strength to endure together as life continued to do what life does, change. Over the next four years, Ryan and Anthony would come into the picture. The two brothers continued to test the limits of her patience, but she was all too ready to love them unconditionally. Her heart and gentle nature would become the structure and foundation to their little family. Not a single day went by where her husband didn’t fawn over his wife and her boys didn’t want the embrace of their mommy.

              Frances headed into her sixties with the man she fell in love with over 40 years prior, and her boys all grown up and made families of their own. Her sons would give her two grandsons: Allen, Robert the 4th, and granddaughter Jayda. She cherished every moment that she would spend with family. She enjoyed working out every morning to better her health. She would then read the Bible and enjoy her early morning coffee with her love every day. She embraced her loved ones every chance she got, as if each moment one was the last. She always told her family how much she loved them every time she would see them, sometimes 2-3-5-10 times a day. She embarked on her dream Hawaii vacation and while being there, she knew that there would never be enough times to let those who you love, know it.  She enjoyed many things in life, from laughing at silly videos, to crying during romantic movies, to enjoying the notes of music enveloping the room during a music competition, taking her long walks to get fresh air, and going on long truck rides with her husband to talk about anything and everything. She never left a day or moment without it being fulfilled. Her life was the absolute definition of success. She knew what she wanted, worked hard to get it, grew it in abundance, never was short of it, and spread that success to her family and anyone blessed to know her. Her success was loving others and being loved.

              Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Auntie… Love.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 10am-12pm followed by committal at 1pm, Fort Logan National Cemetery.


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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southwest Denver/Lakewood

3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Mountain time)

Fort Logan Cemetery, Colorado, Denver

4400 W. Kenton Avenue, Denver, CO 80236

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