of Bergman, AR
October 6, 1949 - October 2, 2022
Brenda Kay (Padfield) Patton, 72, of Bergman, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family. Brenda was born October 6, 1949, in Salida, Colorado. She was born to Bob and Dorothy (Neifert) Padfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Dorothy (Neifert) Padfield; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Madge Patton and an infant brother. She is survived by her spouse and the love of her life, Michael Don Patton; daughter, Holly Michelle (Patton) Becker and spouse, Doug Becker; son, Scotty Don Patton, and spouse, Stephanie (Flud) Patton and daughter, Dr. Heather Tennille (Patton) Hudkins and spouse, Eric Hudkins. She was proud of her eight grandchildren, Hannah (Mulford) Dixon and spouse, Kirk, Dalton Mulford and spouse, Makaela, Brody Becker, Annie Patton, Quiency Patton, Alex Hudkins, Noah Patton Hudkins, and Ethan Hudkins. Her great-grandchildren are Daxton Prine, and Bo Dixon, and a great-grandson on the way, Wyatt Patton Mulford. Siblings, Janet (Padfield) Alquist and spouse, Mike Alquist, Wanda (Padfield) Friend and spouse, Rocky Friend, Gordon Padfield and spouse, Angie Padfield. She also leaves behind her dear sister-in-law, Georgie Patton, and her spouse, Roger Patton, and Aunt Betty (Neifert) Rau and her spouse, John Rau of Colorado. Nephews and Nieces, Ryan, Megan, Eric, Amy, Amanda, Andrea, and Jodi and spouses and their children, Dylan, Jess, Jaci, Dixon, Harley, Cash, Kylie, Kinsley, Rylie, baby girl, Remi, on the way, Ashlynn and Cooper. Her special sister, Patricia Fitch, and all her Buckette friends, a host of other family, friends, and loyal Sears customers. She was raised in Colorado until the age of five when she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico with her parents and grandparents on Route 66, where they owned a motel. In 1955 she moved to the farm in Sansing Hollow. She attended and graduated from Bergman School where she met her sweetheart, Mike Patton, in the 9th grade. They became lifelong best friends and were joined in marriage on December 22, 1967. They worked hard and had fun together as they started their young family. They established their home in Bergman, Arkansas after college, where they lived happily and raised their family. She had many early jobs and found a home and second family at Sears for 39 years (October 1975-October 2014), where she tried to get everyone in town the best deal, with a constant smile on her face. Brenda was proud of all her family and treated everyone she met with the same kindness and love. She hosted and attended many cookouts and birthdays, where she was always smiling, laughing, and the life of the party. She enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and many adventures and events with her family and Buckette friends. She always had an upbeat and positive attitude that would shine in any room. Brenda attended and was a member of the Bergman Church of Christ. Brenda possessed many qualities that we all knew and loved. She was a strong woman in her faith through all her struggles and illness. She took one day at a time and took joy in all moments with her courageous spirit. She never failed to have a listening ear followed by support and encouragement. She shared wisdom and advice without ever passing judgment. She taught us the best example of how to trust in God. She showed love for all people and inspired all those she encountered. She had a beautiful soul inside and out. You never saw her without a beaming smile on her face and she continued to show it until God called her home. "We have been blessed to have a mom like you. You were compassionate, beautiful, and strong, you knew us best and loved us most, dried our tears, held our hand, gave us wings, raised us up, the purest love, supportive, gracious, inspirational, wonderful, always with us, a heart of gold, taught us love, our guiding light, helped us grow, cheered us on, our first and best friend, and we are forever grateful for your unconditional love." In Memory of a life beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved please join us in the celebration of Brenda Kay Patton Visitation was Friday, October 7, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm at Bergman Church of Christ.The memorial service was Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 2 pm at Bergman Church of Christ (ministered by Dr. Larry Keener).Burial was at White Oak Cemetery.Pallbearers were Dalton Mulford, Quiency Patton, Kirk Dixon, Brody Becker, Alex Hudkins, Noah Hudkins, Ethan Hudkins, Daxton Prine, and Bo Dixon.Honorary pallbearers were John Rau, Allen Grisham, Jimmy Kimes, Russell Busch, Billy Morrison, Bill Huber, and Dr. Kevin Jackson.
Brenda was such an inspiration to so many, always ready with a smile and kinds words! She is well loved by her family and all who knew her! She will leave a hole that only God can fill in the coming days, weeks, and years! Thoughts and prayers for all of you!
I remember Brenda. My step daddy Olan Carrick and my mother lived down the road from the Pattons and the Padfields. Praying for the family.
Dennis and I will Always remember Brenda's smile, her laugh, and her sweetness. The Cecil family and the Padfield family go way back. We have prayed for Brenda for many years. God was ready for her. What a beautiful reunion in Heaven. Our prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Please know that you ALL are in our thoughts. Sincerely,Dennis and Carol (Cecil)Copeland
Went to school with Janet we were in same grade and have kn ow Brenda for years sorry
Such a kind and caring person. Prayers for her family at this time.
So sorry for your loss. Her life was full which will give you comfort in days to came. Brenda was a loving person and always there to help. She will be missed. God be beside you now
So sorry for your loss. Bought many appliances from Brenda over the years and she was so helpful. What a beautiful lady and loved her laugh and sense of humor. I know her family will miss her greatly.
Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She was one of the nicest people I've known. Peace to the family ...
Sorry to hear your grandmother passed. Jim and I will be praying for you and your family during this time.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Heaven just received one of the kindest people I've ever known.Many prayers for your family.
So sorry to loose this lovely lady. She was always a pleasure to see and work with when I came into Sears. She was the main reason I liked to shop there. Always made you feel special.💕
Brenda will be missed. She always has a smile and we had a lot of good time in school and always stayed good friends. Prayers go out to the Patton family. She was a special person.
Sending my love and prayers for the family. I have warm, fond memories of Brenda from when Heather and I were young. Such an amazing lady with a fun, infectious laugh. My condolences for your loss.
Thinking of all the family at this difficult time. Such a sweetheart of a lady, I never saw Brenda that she didn't have big smile on her face. She will be missed, may the memories of this sweet lady comfort you. Love to allElaine
So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the family. God is so faithful. He will see you through this time.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Brenda. She was a jewel of a lady. She always had a smile for everyone. I worked with Brenda at Sears and she was always took time with each customer assuring they were happy with their purchase. God bless your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
Brenda was such a special lady and awesome friend. Bill & I have many wonderful memories of her. She will always have a special place in our hearts & very much missed. Love to all of you. Bill & Angie Hudson
Sending our love. Brenda was such a special, special lady. A one of a kind jewel for sure.💖Great memories!Our thoughts & prayers are with each and every one of you.
May God wrap you in his peace and comfort. She was a special lady for sure. Her radiant smile will live on in everyones memory. We are saddened for your loss but rejoice in her new eternal home. Robert & Cris Williams
SCOTTIE & FAMILY, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. SUCH A SPECIAL LADY.... SHE MADE SEARS A FUN PLACE TO SHOP...... HELPFUL...... ALWAYS WITH A SMILE . MAY GOD GIVE YOU COMFORT & STRENGTH IN THE DAYS AHEAD. I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO LOSE YOUR MOM. HOLD CLOSE THE MEMORIES. DEBBIE & GARY VILLINES
With deepest sympathy and love
My heart is breaking for all of you. Especially Mike, Holly, Scotty and Heather. My love and prayers are with all of you. She was such a bright and beautiful soul that will truly be missed.
Brenda was so special and so loved!! We’ll miss her dearly until we see her again! Lifting you all up in prayer!! Love you all!
Dear Friend you will be missed. You and KAT had a great bunch of school year. I am grateful for all the fun times we had (NATCHEZ, Mississippi.). Classmates get together. Going to ballgames. Yes you were one classy lady with a big smile on her face…..never met a stranger. I love duping so girlfriend, Prayers for your family !!!’We will meet you again …..
So sorry for your loss. Brenda had a heart of gold. She will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to her family.
Prayers to this loved family during this time. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for all the family.Ann Sanders
My prayers go out to your family. Always thought the world of Brenda going to good old Bergman High. So very sorry for your loss.
To All of Brenda’s Family,I will be lifting each of you up in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Brenda’s smile and laughter and the many visits that we had...may each of you remember all the wonderful memories that were shared....she would not want you to mourn, but to be the best version of yourself...Karen Long-Conner
Bob & Dorothy (Brenda's parents) were good friends of my parents, Raymond and Grace Cantrell, so Brenda & I spent lots of time together in our growing up years. Am grateful to know her and share a friendship. She was always a shinning star. Sorry for your loss Mike & family.
My thoughts and prayers go up for all of Brenda's family and friends.
I graduated with Brenda in 1967 from Bergman High School. She was always friendly and well-liked. I am sure she will be remembered by her fellow classmates as a joy to have known and missed by her family as a loving family member. Rest in peace, Brenda. We shall all meet again.
Will always ❤ and remember all the good times we had. My prayers are with all of you.
I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Patton. We had the pleasure of meeting her when we first moved into our home in Bergman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.Ann Lemley
A beautiful lady inside and out, always with a million dollar smile. My sincere condolences to all. Jackie Smith BroadBHS class of 1976