Juanita Elizabeth Patterson, age 58, was born Nov. 10, 1958, to Francis and Dallas Gilbert in Ardmore. She passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, after a long battle with kidney and heart problems.
Juanita was a Native American and was very proud of her heritage. She worked for MFG several years making wind turbine parts and also traveled to foreign countries teaching others how to maintain wind turbines. Later in life, she became a nurse and worked in health care for 15 years.
She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Rodney Patterson of Gainesville; son, George Gilbert and wife, Cristie; daughter, Sharon and husband, Quinten; son, David and wife, Lindsay; four grandchildren, Patrick, Elizabeth, Hope and Aiden; mother, Francis; sisters, Ladene and partner, Bobby and Angie and husband, Tony; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Timmy West; and stepfather, Tim West.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Provence Assembly of God Church.