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Valerie Jo Patterson

Valerie Jo Patterson, 66, passed away suddenly at her home in Mokena, IL on March 19, 2018. She was a resident of Mokena for many years and had lived previously in Minnesota and Utah.

Valerie was born on August 6, 1951 in Great Falls, Montana, the daughter of Donald and Jane Patterson.

She grew up in Clearfield, Utah and graduated from Clearfield High School in 1969. She worked as an air traffic controller for several years in Utah after high school. She later went to work for BP Amoco where she retired from in 2009.

Her interests included traveling, music, spending time with family and friends and following her favorite band, Journey.

Survivors include her sister, Vicki Coletti and husband, Dan, of Rock Springs, WY; sister-in-law ,Michelle Patterson of Clearfield, UT;  niece, Carla Veesart and husband, Brian of Rock Springs, WY; nephews: Joseph Coletti of Granger, IN; Zack Patterson and wife, Summer, of Ogden, UT and Brody Patterson of Clearfield, UT; and several cousins and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Tom Patterson.

A family and friends gathering will be held from 2-4 pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 at Aaron’s Mortuary, 1050 S State Street, Clearfield, UT.  Service from 2-3 pm with Graveside service at 3:15 pm in the Clearfield City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Research Organization by going to www.carcinoid.org and click on the “donate now” link.


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Valerie was my first friend at age 12 when we moved here from Georgia. We had many adventures together from 6th grade on into high school. We saw each other often when she came home and played golf together for Tom's memorial tournaments. I will miss her and will cherish our many years of friendship. RIP my dear friend.

Val Calloway Lindsay Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on June 20, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to see this. Really good friend in Jr High and High School. We walked together everyday for two years to Sunset.

Mickey Jensen Orr Jun 18 2018 12:00 AM

this is hard to come to terms with a great friend ,many happy times following Journey a great loss to so many

steve parr Jun 16 2018 12:00 AM

I am so saddened to hear of Valerie's passing. We first met in 1976 when we worked together at the Salt Lake City Air Traffic Control Center. We became good friends at work and Val was a joy to work with. We lost contact some time after 1981 and I often thought of her as one of my good friends that I missed as life took us in different directions. Valerie you were a great controller, a great friend and we will all miss you dearly. I know you will be flying high above and watching over all of us.

Michael Rice Jun 15 2018 12:00 AM

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