With continued heavy hearts and much love we again share the passing of our PDG Ken Patterson.  Ken was a true Rotarian’s Rotarian giving service above and beyond, always inspiring our district with his leadership.  Ken brightened everyone’s life he touched with his ever-present smile, his cheerful volunteer energy, and words that lifted your spirit, “have a blessed day”.  “Every day is a great day” according to Ken!
PDG Ken’s passion for Rotary and the Rotary Foundation inspired so many others as to what is possible.  Real happiness for Ken was when he could “sign me up,” helping others.   Ken and his wife Elyn (also a Metro Rotarian) took great joy in delivering Meals on Wheels, serving with the Coalition of Community Assistant Volunteers to provide free income tax preparation for low-mid income residents of the South Plains, and opening their home and their hearts to 13 Rotary exchange students.
For many years Ken not only was a great leader and mentor to the Lubbock Scouting program but also to so many others in our community.  May our loving memories inspire us to continue his service to others.   
The Patterson family has shared details for viewing/visitation and service at Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park.
  • Viewing and family visitation:  Monday evening, March 7, 6-8 pm
  • Service in the chapel:  Tuesday afternoon, March 8, 1 pm  (burial at Resthaven will follow, with family present)
Elyn and all the family feel the love and concern, and send deep gratitude.  The family requests no flowers, but memorials to Lubbock Meals on Wheels or the Rotary Foundation would be very meaningful.