Elizabeth Marie Buku Patterson, 93, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 10, 2007. Survived by her children, Roy 'Bud' (Diana) Patterson, Sharon Roush and Lana (Chuck) Lipich, all of Pueblo; sisters, Mary Oakleaf of Pueblo, Irene (Albert) Mismash of Pueblo and Sophie Mulkey of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Mark Patterson, Brenda (Shawn) Winters, Kelly Hudgens (Roy Sanders), Kurt Hudgens, Laura Lipich and Sara Lipich; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Frantz, Michael Winters and Matthew Winters; and step-grandchildren, Tom (Valinda) Roush, Dave (Marianne) Roush, Richard (Debra) Roush and Kaye DeCristina (Jack Ahlin) and their families. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy Earl Patterson; parents, Mike and Mary Buku; and brother, Lt. Mike Buku, USAF. Elizabeth was born Nov. 3 1913, in Duquesne, Pa. and grew up near Colorado's Spanish Peaks. Elizabeth graduated from Huerfano County High School. As the matriarch of the family, she enjoyed holidays and sewing and was a great cook. Her family was her greatest joy. She loved the mountains and was a very compassionate, caring person to all. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Contact family at 561-0356, 561-1345 or 205-5435. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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