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Katherine Moore Patterson

May 02, 2005 by Matt Raible

Aunt Kay was a wonderful woman that we all loved and admired - she will be missed.

Aunt Kay

Katherine Ethel Raible Moore Patterson, age 93 of Joplin, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2005 at Joplin Healthcare Center.

Born September 19, 1911 in Joplin, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Elizabeth Cronn Raible. For a time she attended Ozark Westeyan College in Carthage. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She married Fred R. Moore on October 16, 1943. He preceded her in death on June 23, 1971. While they lived in Bisbee, Arizona she worked at the Bank of Bisbee. There in Bisbee she enjoyed horseback riding and tending to her flowers. From Bisbee they moved to Watsonville, California where she was employed by the Ford Department Store for 10 years.

She married Robert Patterson on April 10, 1986. He preceded her on March 11, 1987. Kay and Robert first met when they were students at Galena High School.

For 5 years she lived with her brother, Joseph, in Beacon, NY where they donated time at Castle Point Veteran?s Hospital. She was also active with the Beacon Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include a niece, Mary Cooper of Beacon, NY; two nephews, James Raible of Wappengers, NY, Joe Raible of Salem, OR; cousins, Betty Townsend of Salinas, CA, Helen Marlo of Bisbee, AZ, Mart Christie of West Hills, CA, Sue Pench of Ventura, CA; stepsons, Robert E. and Richard E. Patterson.

Funeral services will be held at Parker Mortuary Chapel at 1:30 PM on Wednesday March 3rd with Leonard Moffett officiating. Interment will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Please send donations to the National Breast Cancer Fund.


Baby LumberJack

February 21, 2005 by Matt Raible

What a cutie, eh?


Christmas Pictures

November 26, 2004 by Matt Raible

Just like last year, we went and had Christmas pictures taken this week. Here's a snapshot of the whole family. Kiddie Kandids is the place to go - you can actually pick out and leave with your photos 15 minutes after they're taken. You can also order copies online.

Raible Family at Christmas 2004


Indian Summer

September 26, 2004 by Matt Raible

It's Indian Summer in Denver. Read the full story or click on any of the pics below to zoom in.

Georgetown Loop Train Red Rocks Hike
What's up Holmes


Our little boy has arrived!

September 05, 2004 by Matt Raible

Jacks's Birth Announcement

We've all make it home safe and sound. This birth was pretty easy compared to Abbie's. We left for the hospital at 8:15 pm and Jack was born shortly after midnight. Julie was a champ - two pushes and he was out! Julie's mom and sister flew in so we've been having a great time with all the family around. Life is great in Denver right now.

The whole family
The Whole Family


Abbie goes on a hike

August 22, 2004 by Matt Raible

Yesterday, Abbie I went on a hike in the Denver foothills. Here's a cute picture from my new little hiking buddy.

Abbie's a Hiker!

You can read more about our trip on


Happy Father's Day!

June 20, 2004 by Matt Raible

Thanks for being such a great friend and father Pappy! You continue to amaze me with your knowledge of history and your perception on life. Our trip back from San Diego was a blast and I can't wait until you, Mom and Kalin come out to Denver for my birthday next month.

Below is a recent picture of Abbie - I sure am a proud Papa!

Abbie sure is growing up fast


Happy Anniversary Julie!

April 22, 2004 by Matt Raible

Today is Julie and I's 4-year anniversary. It's hard to believe that 4 years has gone by so fast. That's part of the reason I started this weblog - so I'd be able to document my life and know exactly what I was thinking on a certain date. Unfortunately, if I look back, I'll probably just see that (most of the time), a new Hibernate release came out. ;-)

I couldn't ask for a better wife or mother of my children. She really is the one for me and I couldn't be a luckier guy. Just for kicks, here's a picture on our wedding day. The funny thing is the picture is from exactly 4 years, 15 minutes ago. We got married at 5 p.m. EDT, and I suspect this picture was taken around 5:45. We'll be celebrating tonight with a babysitter and a nice dinner out.


Pictures from our visit to Mary and Judy's

February 27, 2004 by Matt Raible

Last weekend, we headed to Tucson, Arizona to visit Mary and Judy. Here are some good pics from the trip - and one of Abbie with her new kitty.

Cool Trainyard
El Charro
Saguaro National Park
Abbie giving Zoe a kiss


Dad's headed to Africa!

February 01, 2004 by Matt Raible

Tanzania My Dad is heading to Tanzania (Africa) for two weeks on Friday. He works for the BLM as a Wireless Engineer - here's what he described his trip as:

I'm going to do a Radio System Assessment for the Ugalla Game Reserve for the Division of Wildlife of the Republic of Tanzania. I will be working with the Division of Wildlife and Africare to determine a radio system that will best allow the anti-poaching patrols to more effectively do their job and to enable other Game Reserves to comunicate with Ugalla. Ugalla's base station will be located in Tabora which is in western Tanzania. The asessment trip will allow us to determine the best communication solution for their needs, to develop guidelines for the purchasing of some of the equipment, and to haul and install what equipment we do purchase at a later date.

Pretty cool, eh? Good luck Pops!