Cecil M. Patton, 81, San Jose, Calif., died April 1, 2001. He was born November 26, 1920, to Ernest B. and Sadie M. (Harrington) Patton. Alice (Tholen) Patton, 97, died March 9, 2019 in Los Gatos, Calif. She was born January 18, 1922, in Vincent to Frederick U. and Clara G. (Dortland) Tholen. Cecil and Alice were married September 12, 1943, in North Hollywood, Calif.
Cecil was a sales and marketing manager for Lockheed Corporation in California and retired after 40 years.
Alice attended Vincent Grade School, Hays High School and Fort Hays State College. Alice worked for Lockheed Corporation during WWII building planes as a riveter. Alice was a homemaker and worked for Macy’s for 30 years.
The couple attended Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in San Jose, California.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Holley-Nooteboom and her husband, Fred, Monte Sereno, Calif.; one son-in-law, Rodney Evans, Reno, Nev.; three grandchildren, William “Chip” Holley and wife, Cindi; Robert Lee Evans and wife, Lyndsay; David Cecil Evans; one granddaughter-in-law, Dawn Holley; three great-grandchildren, Brandyn Evans, Emmett Chipman Holley and Alyssa Evans; and many nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; their daughter, Patricia Ann Evans; a grandson, Ian Patton Holley; two brothers, Edward Tholen and Ted Tholen; and four sisters, Mary Truan, Oleeva Tholen, Mildred Mullen, and Esther Suttle.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Patton; and sister, Jean Giberson.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Vincent; inurnment in St. Boniface Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Catholic Church.
Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, KS 67601.
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