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Joan Welsh Patterson

Joan Welsh was born in Minneapolis in 1932 to Rev. Evan Welsh and Evangeline Mortenson. She attended Mackenzie high school in Detroit and graduated Wheaton College in 1954. She marrried David Patterson (class of '53) on November 25, 1954. Joan taught briefly and then devoted the following 32 years in Glen Ellyn, IL to raising a family of five children. They attended Faith Covenant Church in Glen Ellyn. She died on July 3, 2004 at age 72.