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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cherryl Beth (Busby) Patten

Cherryl Beth Patten, a lifetime resident of Whatcom County, passed away at home, surrounded by her family and friends, in Bellingham on Sunday, December 16, 2007. She was 57, born in Bellingham on July 3, 1950, to Helen (Knibbs) and Ernest Busby. Cherryl graduated from Bellingham High School in 1968. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi, Bellingham Chapter. She worked at WWU for 30 years. Every July since 1975, Cherryl and John spent a vacation in Hawaii. She loved her 2 dogs, entering contests, taking pictures, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father. Cherryl is survived by her husband John, whom she married on August 3, 1970; son Shawn Patten, daughter Cassie (Mike) Erga; mother Helen Busby; brother Bill Busby; 5 nieces and nephews; and many cousins, including Kay (Norm) Johnston and David (Cheryl) Ousley. Cherryl's life will live on through family and friends with the memories of her life. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 21st, at Bayview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice, 800 E. Chestnut, #1-C, Bellingham, 98225. You may share your thoughts and memories of Cherryl in the on-line memorial guest book at

Moles Family Funeral Homes Bayview Chapel-Bellingham.

Published in the Bellingham Herald from 12/18/2007 - 12/19/2007.

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