It is with great sadness, that I announce the sudden passing of my sister, Carol Ann Patterson, on July 10, 2021, in Redding.

Carol was born on May 12, 1958, to Carl and Marian Patterson in Eureka. She grew up in Samoa and graduated from Penisula Union School in 1974. After our dad passed away, we moved to Arcata, where she graduated from Arcata High School in 1976. She then attended HSU, receiving a BA in business in 1980. She lived in Arcata until seven years ago, when she moved to McKinleyville.

She worked a few jobs before going to work at Anderson Robinson Insurance, where she eventually becoming an agent. She worked there for over 29 years and then went to work at Judy Davis Insurance, until her passing.

Carol loved to read. As a young child, our mom would have to take her books away from her, to get her to go outside. She was still like this as an adult.

She is survived by her sister, Ann Patterson and her best friend, Cathy Martinez, of Crescent City, and numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Carl and Marian Patterson, sister Marilyn Patterson, and her beloved cat Magic.

I would like to Thank Ayres Family Cremation, Debbie DaSilva, and all the people helping me though this difficult time. Due to Covid restrictions, a memorial will be held at a later day.


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