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Phyllis Patterson
Chief Instigator & Queen of our Faire Hearts
1932 ~ 2014

“We trick into learning with a laugh”

New! Video from the 2014 Memorial Tribute

Phyllis Patterson ~
A Gypsy Forest Picnic

The Memorial Tribute on July 13th, 2014 was a beautiful and
heartfelt event attended by hundreds of Faire Family from near and far. At the two-year anniversary of the memorial, we invite you to revisit the gathering with video of the special event, presented in five parts.

The Patterson/Stimbert Family

Celebrating Phyllis Patterson, Memorial Tribute Part 1:
Forest Arrival, Set-Up, Introduction, Children's Gypsy Rope Parade, Welcome, Songs of Love, Abbots Bromley Delivering the Urn with Michael Patterson, Dove Release, Sword Dance

Celebrating Phyllis Patterson, Memorial Tribute Part 2:
Guitar Serenade, Invocation at Sunset, Her Symbols, Katie Heflin, David Ossman

Celebrating Phyllis Patterson, Memorial Tribute Part 3:
Doug Ferguson, Annie Lore, Letters from Loved Ones, Will Wood

Celebrating Phyllis Patterson, Memorial Tribute Part 4:
Sandey Grinn, Julianna Gaul, Venta Leon, Ryan Brandenburg, Judy Kory

Celebrating Phyllis Patterson, Memorial Tribute Part 5:
Brian Patterson, Kevin Patterson, Retrospective Video, Closing Song, Bells of Norwich, Bromley Horn Urn Procession with Andrew Patterson

Memorial videos produced by Foolish Tree Films ~"Let's make a movie!"

Tudor Rose

Celebrating Phyllis ~ A Video Retrospective
We invite you to watch this 20-minute video of Phyllis’ life, produced by her family for the July 13th memorial. Enjoy! Please note: this video and all images and music contained within it are copyrighted material and may not be reproduced or copied and reposted in any way. We appreciate your respect for the personal and professional nature of this request.

Official family Obituary (full version)
Official family Obituary (short version for media)

Our Visionary, Founder and Leader
Phyllis Patterson
January 25, 1932 ~ May 18, 2014

…your creative passions and wisdom opened us to new possibilities,
new joys, and ongoing celebration of a creative life

With limitless appreciation and love,
~ your "Faire" family near and far

Phyllis Patterson

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