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Doris Patton, 81 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at her home, north of Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ed Dowty officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Doris Louise (Cole) Patton was born on August 1, 1935 in Ramsey, Illinois to William Louie and Ruby Jane (Teter) Cole. Doris grew up in Tovey, Illinois and attended school there. Her father, Louie died when she was two years old, she was raised by her mom and her step-dad Herbert Moler. At the age of 16, Doris was united in marriage to Victor Noreuil on June 5, 1951. They made their home in Tovey and they were blessed with six children, Donald, Ronald, Ricky, Vicky, William, Betty. Doris moved her family to Woodward, Oklahoma as a single mother in the early 1960's.

She was united in marriage to Weldon Leon Ulery and they were blessed with one child, David and Doris helped raise his children Ray and Donna. Doris purchased the City Café on Main Street in Woodward in the late 1960's. She was famous for her baking, especially her cinnamon rolls. In the early 1970's, she purchased the Cozy Corner Café in Fargo and ran the restaurant for over 22 years. All of her children worked at her restaurant's and they all learned to cook by the best. Doris ran a tight ship and was always willing to help anyone in need. Doris's home was the home that all the kids friends went too. She always had food and coffee for everybody and was known by everybody as the "Best Cook Ever."

On June 7, 1980, she was united in marriage to Jimmy Neal Patton at her restaurant in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo until her retirement in 2004 and later moved to Woodward and they have lived here since that time.

Doris was always busy doing something, either visiting with family or friends or playing the organ at various places around Woodward. She taught herself to play the organ and she loved sharing her talent. She loved fishing and camping at her favorite place, Ft. Supply Lake. She also enjoyed writing poetry and entered her work in competitions. In the later part of her life she found a new hobby, casinos and concerts. She loved going to any casino and she loved going to concerts, especially Darrius Rucker who was her favorite. Doris was a loving mother and grandmother too many. She Loved people, especially her brother, sister, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Neal Patton of the home; sons: Donald Noreuil and wife Teresa, Ronald Noreuil and wife Arelene, Ricky Noreuil and wife Barbra, Ray Ulery and wife Jackie; daughters: Vicky Hurst and husband Robert, Betty Jane Hurst and husband Rick; step-son, Jimmy Patton; one brother Gene Cole and wife Faye; one sister Betty Parker and husband Jim; grandchildren, Edward Noreuil, Anna Barnes and husband Jarred, Chris Noreuil, Heather Noreuil, Tacia Krone and husband Richard, Ricky Noreuil and wife Sheila, Shonda Hunter and husband Aaron, Shanda Forsythe and husband James, Kelsey Noreuil, Tina Easterbrook, Cody Easterbrook, Sarah Hoofman and husband Jamie, Christopher Ulery and wife Jessica, Lindsay Terry and husband John, Haley Lynn Viggert and husband Kelly, Jeremy Crites and wife Rita, R.W. Hurst, Rusty Dean Hurst and wife Stephanie, Shannon Lowden and husband Mike, Rick Hurst and wife Tacy, Sharee and Brandon Hash, Jessica and Karson Love, Sheena Blevins and husband Jimmy; Shea Patton, Demi Patton, Ashley Brewer, Austin Brewer; numerous others that she was like a mother and grandmother too; two special aunts, Dora Mae Moore and Mildred Waddell, both of Illinois; her beloved dog, Shorty; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, William Herbert Noreuil, David Leon Ulery, daughter, Donna Ulery, grandchildren, Shannon Noreuil, George
Donovan William Crites, and step-daughter Kim Brewer.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
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