Lila J. Patterson
March 23, 2023
Funeral services for long-time Rawlins resident Lila J. Patterson will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023,
at Casada Funeral Home in Rawlins at 11 a.m.
Lila passed away on March 12, 2023. She was born in Mills, Wyoming on Nov. 15, 1928, to Manfred and
Opal Nordwall. She joined older sisters Valearia and Pearl, and the family would later expand to include
brothers Raymond, Joe, Bobby, and another sister Betty.
Lila spent much of her childhood on the island of Aruba, Dutch West Indies, where her father was
employed as a pipe fitter, then foreman, at Standard Oil Company.
Lila thoroughly enjoye...
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