In Memory: Delvina Patterson

May 21st, 2019

Delvina B. “Dell” Patterson, 94, of Hampshire County, West Virginia, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019.

Mrs. Patterson was born in 1925 in Limestone, Maine, the daughter of the late Amos and Anna Bishop. Her life were her horses; she is well remembered for her love of Morgan horses, having bred and raised several. Dell often was seen riding her stallion, Sampson. Then his son, Rocky, took his place and Dell drove him many, many miles in harness. She worked with the Potomac Morgan Horse Club, and was part of the Free Wheelers in West Virginia, promoting driving
horses. Dell was also active in 4H Judging Clinics, helping many young people in their love for horses.

Dell was one of the founding members of Fellowship Bible Church and served the church faithfully.
Her husband of 58 years, Samuel A.W. Patterson, preceded her in death in 2007.

Surviving are her children, Doreen “Bunny” Burch (Michael), Daniel W. Patterson, and Florence “Polly” Breeden (Roger); grandsons, Gary Harshman, George Sabato, and Matthew Burch; great grandchildren, Kiana Navarro and Wesley and Grace Harshman; and sister, Margaret LaPointe. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Sirkus and brothers, Fred, Mack, and Ray Bishop.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Winchester Church of God Fellowship Hall in Winchester, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dell’s memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601 or Forever Morgans Rescue Program, P.O. Box 994, Molalla, Oregon 97038.

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