Alice “Viola” Patchin, 96, of North Platte passed away on Tuesday, March 7, at Great Plains Health.

Viola was born on Feb. 22, 1927 in North Platte, the daughter of John L. and Amelia B. (Stoddard) Powell.

Viola graduated from North Platte High School.  She was married to Roy L. Patchin on Aug. 30, 1947 in North Platte and together they had four children.  Viola was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed sewing, cooking, and crafts.  She attended the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; coffee clatter extension club; and the Christian Women’s Club.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Patty (Stanley) Cabico of Colorado, Wanda (Clifford) Hagman of Washington state; and Viola Morsbach of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Leva Cochran of North Platte, Alberta (Clifford) Freeze of Brady, and Bonnie White of Lincoln; daughter in law, Sheila Butler; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy; son, Raymond; grandson, Chad Cabico; great-grandson, Levi Morsbach; sisters and brothers in law, Blanche (Lloyd) Collins, Betty (John) Muhlenkamp, and Dick White; son in law, Marvin Morsbach.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.  Burial and graveside service will follow on Monday, March 13 at 10 a.m. at Fort McPherson National Veterans Cemetery near Maxwell. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Historical Museum.  Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

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