Pattersons mark 50th event

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Patterson of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 3, 2006.

Patterson and Shirley Wigger were married March 3, 1956, at First Baptist Church in DeSoto, Mo.

A graduate of St. Paul School of Theology, Patterson served 10 years as a United Methodist minister. He was also a continuing education specialist and regional director for the University of Missouri.

Mrs. Patterson was an elementary school teacher and a counselor in the Missouri school system, and had been a Disability Determinations counselor for the state of Missouri.

The Pattersons have three sons, David Patterson of Sand Springs, Okla., Doug Patterson of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dan Patterson of Katy, Texas, and a daughter, Dori Bearce of St. Charles, Mo.

They have 10 grandchildren, Matthew and Daniel Patterson and Cassie and Patrick Miller; Carly and Kyle Patterson; Sam and Molly Patterson; and Greg and Elizabeth Bearce.