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Donald Lynn Patience 1928-2021


Last updated 9/23/2021 at 1pm

Donald Lynn Patience, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away with his wife, Marcia, by his side on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at age 93.

He was born in Murray, Utah, to Arthur and Viola Mills Patience in 1928. At age 16 Don moved to Vallejo, Calif., to attend the Mare Island Navy Apprentice School from 1945-46 during WWII. He worked with journeymen electricians to wire and repair submarines damaged in the war. He worked three weeks a month, and attended Vallejo High School one week a month, plus weekends. Don was “graded” not only on academics, but also conduct.


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