Born on Jan. 31, 1921, to Harry and Edyth Beausoleil, Esther went to be with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2009.
She grew up in Anaconda and graduated as valedictorian from Stevensville High School, then trained to be a nurse. After a short nursing career, she went on to be a bank teller until her marriage to Herbert Patterson.
She gave up her pursuit of a career to selflessly give of herself, raising five children. She was a caring person who always put the welfare of others first.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her younger brother, Harry; and her husband.
She is survived by daughters, Lori (McVae), Marla and Beth (Ford); and son Daniel; granddaughters, Nicole (Anderson), Hannah and River (Ford); and grandsons Steven, Zachery and Jacob (Schmidt).