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Great Smoky Mountains NP (NC/TN) - Death of Employee's Spouse Mary Jay Patten, wife of ranger Pat Patten, passed away on Tuesday, November 9th, after valiantly battling cancer for two-and-a-half years. Mary Jay was a wonderful lady who was loved by all who knew her. Her fantastic smile and warm personality will always be remembered. She will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 14th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sylva, North Carolina. Pat asks that all NPS rangers and other law enforcement personnel attend in uniform wearing defensive equipment. He also asks that contributions be made in lieu of flowers to the "First Presbyterian Church Youth Program." Donations can be sent to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 2152, Sylva, NC 28779. Condolences may be sent to Mr. Pat Patten, 174 Rebel Drive, Sylva, NC 28779. If you have further questions, please contact rangers at the Deep Creek Ranger Station at 828-488-3184. [Brad Headley, GRSM, 11/9]



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