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Jan. 9, 1945–Dec. 10, 2020

Patty Lou Childs, age 75, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Mesquite, Nev. She was born Jan. 9, 1945, in Chadron, Neb., to Cleo Alton and Mary Elinor
Jolley Rodocker.

On Sept. 9, 1961, she married her sweetheart of 59 years, Stuart Vincent Childs in Las Vegas, Nev.

Patty grew up in Newcastle, Wyo. She raised her family in Lander, Wyo., while she worked for the State Employment Division. Later she opened a floral shop where she loved working with flowers and interacting with her customers. She also did a fine job of bookkeeping for a storage company. She loved golfing, baking and spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed the warmth of Mesquite for the last 11 winters.

Survivors include Stuart; two daughters, Debra (Paul) Avery of Riverton, Wyo., and Brenda Childs of Mesquite; five grandchildren; and five

She was preceded in death by one sister, Kleo Goforth. A private family service is planned this summer. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at


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