Marilyn Faye (Goodwin) Patterson, age 74, of Mesquite, Texas passed away on May 13, 2020 in Dallas, Texas.
Marilyn was born June 4, 1945 at Hatfield, Arkansas. She completed first through twelfth grade at Hatfield Schools and was co-salutatorian of her graduating class. She attended Southern State University and graduated from University of Arkansas with a degree in Nursing. Over the years, she held positions in OR, ER, and psych nursing. Marilyn loved to read and learn about orchids and was very successful at growing them.
Marilyn is survived by: Her daughter, Gina Patterson; sisters Audrey Ross and Gwendolyn Stokes; nephew Tony Ross; nephew Daren Ross and wife Dena; niece Sonja Stokes; nephew Billy Stokes and wife Sonya; several great nieces and nephews; and many cousins.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her daughter, Lora, and parents William “Bill” and Delma Goodwin.
A memorial service will be held at Hatfield, Arkansas at a later date. Cremation arrangements are being handled by New Hope Funeral Home of Sunnyvale, Texas.