Ilene Faye Sturdivant passed away Aug. 18, 2013 at the age of 68. She was born in Torrington in October of 1945 to Jim and Alice Patterson. She married the love of her life and best friend Joe Sturdiant in Gering, Neb. in December of 1963. They made their home in Guernsey.
Ilene was a very caring soul and an inspiration to everyone that she met. She had a strong love of family and was known for taking people into her home and loving them as if they were her own. She was a hard worker in life as we are all sure she is in heaven preparing a home for all her loved ones.
She enjoyed taking drives with her husband Joe on the spur of the moment. Ilene was a great puzzler and enjoyed all sorts of games. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Alice Patterson, and her brother Jerry Patterson.
She is survived by her husband Joe, son Ardie (Kathi) Sturdivant, of Phoenix, Daughters Sabrina (Matt) Martin of Guernsey and Joleen (Craig) Winter of Gillette. Brother Jimmy (Terri) Patterson of Castle Rock Colo., and sisters Barbara Patterson of Aurora, Colo. and Linda (Dennis) North of Loveland, Colo. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.