Virgil "Buddy" Richard Patterson, 68, passed away Sept. 12, 2009, at home surrounded by his family. A memorial service is at 10 a.m. today at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ernest Bayer officiating. A committal is at Steamboat Springs Cemetery after the service. A luncheon at the VFW is after the committal. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Northwest Colorado VNA/Hospice, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. "Buddy" will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.