December 6, 1931 ~ August 28, 2004
Bobbie (Florence) Patten beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sisiter, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully with her family at her side on August 28, 2004. She was born to Robert and Mary Florence on December 6, 1931 in Longview, Texas. At nine years old, she moved with her parents and sisters to Redondo Beach, CA. Bobbie loved the city of Redondo Beach and chose to make it her home for over 63 years. She graduated from Redondo Union High School, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Dale Patten. They had five children and were married 53 years.
Bobbie, along with her parents and sisters worked in the family business, Florence Fabrics, for 57 years. She was a member of the Redondo Beach Historical Society and was happy to open her home several times for their historical home tours. She was a supporter of the Redondo Union High School Alumni Association. Bobbie was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Redondo Beach, where she and her husband were married in 1951.
Bobbie loved vacationing with her family to places such as Yosemite, Lake Arrowhead, and Hawaii. She especially loved the Hawaiian Islands, where recently she and her husband Dale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking their children and grandchildren to Maui. Bobbie adored her six grandchildren who called her ''Honey'' from the moment they learned to speak.
Bobbie leaves behind her husband, Dale; daughters, Pam Eubanks, Mary Wheeler, Joy Wells and Jennifer Patten; her grandchildren, Jamie, Erin, David and Lauren Eubanks, and Brenden and Brian Wells. She also leaves behind her mother, Mary Florence; her sisters Katy Matthews and Shirley Maxwell. She also had many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sadly, she was preceded in death by her son Wade Patten and her brother Richard Florence.
Bobbie loved people. Her gift to us all was her kindness, thoughtfulness, compassion, and most of all, her smile. Until we meet again ''Honey'', we love you...
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at White and Day Colonial Chapel in Redondo Beach. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 2, 2004, at 1:00p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Park Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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