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Patti (Purcell) Danielson

June 8, 1922 — February 15, 2023


After blessing us with her presence for more than 100 years, Mary Patricia “Patti” Danielson passed away February 15, 2023., at Long term Care in Logan Conrad. She is truly missed. She was born in Hutchinson, Minnesota on June 8, 1922 to James and Mary Cynthia Purcell. When she was young, the family moved to Sweetgrass where she grew up with older sister, Catherine, and younger brother, James. She learned to read the newspaper at the age of four. Patti graduated from high school in Sweetgrass, and later attended college in Havre. One day she attended a dance in Sweetgrass, where she met the love of her life, Lloyd Danielson. They were married in Shelby on January 10, 1942 and they lived on the Danielson farm in Ferdig. It was there they raised their 5 children. Patti was also an active partner, while they developed their oilfield production and farming operations.

Patti was an accomplished artist, and a member of the Montana Institute of the Arts. She participated in many art shows, and her pictures were displayed in multiple galleries over the years. She loved to paint and was very skilled at it. Patti was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, and a devoted member of the Catholic church, attending mass at the churches in Sweetgrass, Kevin, Sunburst and Shelby.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Lloyd; son, George; parents, James and Mary Cynthia Purcell; sister, Catherine; brother, Jim; sister-in-law, Ann Purcell; niece, Margaret Purcell; granddaughter, Claire Danielson; nephew, Roger Bergstrom; great grandson, Frederick Jiminez.

Patti is survived by sons, Ted (Roberta) Danielson of Belle Fourche, SD and Donald James (Gail)Danielson of Walla Walla, WA; former daughter-in-law, Laurie Simonson of Missoula; daughters, Mary (Myron)Frydenlund of Shelby and Kathleen Danielson (Ty Wilson) of Conrad; nieces, Jackie Purcell (Dannie Pearson), Jane Purcell (David Martin); nephews, Thomas Purcell, Randy (Trish) Bergstrom and Dennis (Bev) Bergstrom; grandchildren, Brendan Danielson, Brian (Viola) Danielson and Kerry Danielson (Sammy Evans), Sherry Kau, James (Patty) Danielson, Sarah (lsaiah) Jiminez, Sean (Janelle) Danielson and Alana Danielson, Dustin Danielson, Travis (Jennifer) Danielson, Janna Danielson Taylor, and Dennis Danielson, Holly Frydenlund (Jim Wickl), Robin Frydenlund and Patrick (Ashlee) Frydenlund, and Eric Danielson; great grandchildren, Nate and Tora Rae Danielson, Jaden Taylor, Mario Delgadillo (Ellen), Chloe Pease (Josh) Ben Danielson, Grace Podolski (Jacob), Joe Danielson (Paige),Thomas Kau, Maxine Danielson, Emmalyne Jiminez, Anniston Jiminez, Mateo Jiminez, Arthur Danielson and James Danielson and Rylee Offe, Rustin Offe, and Carson Frydenlund; great great grandchildren are Jude, Rosie, and Eloise Pease, and Thiago and Enzo Delgadillo.

Patti was very proud of and enjoyed her large family Her mind remained sharp into her late 90's and many benefited from her many stories. Patti even learned how to fly the family airplane She considered her 'card ladies' over the years to be some of her best friends. Her family would like to thank the many dedicated caregivers she has had over the years.

A memorial service will be June 16 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Shelby at 2pm. Refreshments and visiting will follow at the church.

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 16, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

St. William Catholic Church

531 Main Street, Shelby, MT 59474

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