Super wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother aunt and sister passed away on January 26th after a year long battle with dementia. She was born in Seattle to Marvin and Ellen Patridge. Colleen was a 1952 graduate of Franklin High School. Following graduation she worked for the telephone company as an operator. After only a few months there she joined the U.S. Navy on October 14, 1952, Her basic training was in Bainbridge, MD and then to naval aviation school in Jacksonville, FL, followed by meteorology school in Lakehurst NJ. She was then sent to the naval air station in Corondo, CA where she met her future husband Dick Huselton. After about a year while working in the same office they began to date. They were married on October 22, 1955. She was discharged from the Navy on December 8, 1955 and entered Western Washington College, in March 1956 where she graduated with a BA in ED in 1960. Colleen taught for 10 years and then decided to work for Boeing as a Planner until she retired in 1992. She loved to read and enjoyed live theater and opera. She also enjoyed playing cards and social gatherings. After retirement she and Dick spent 12 years in their motor home traveling around most of the western U.S., as well as Canada and Mexico. Colleen spent many years in Marysville. After retirement she and Dick moved to Mount Vernon where they happily completed over 65 years of marriage last October. Colleen is survived by her husband Dick, son Richard (Susan) and daughter Ellen (Gerry). Sister Carol Hooks (Tony), sisters-in-law Netta Patridge and Lorrene Huselton, Brother-in-law Wayne Huselton (Julie). Grandchildren Keegan (Maddie), Kendal, Dan (Haley), Kelsey (John). Great granddaughters Zelda and Cora. Nieces Delrene (Patrick), Kim (Dennis), Selena (Travis) Becky, Janice, Dolores (Garry) Philippa, Serena (Darren), Lauri. Nephews Paul, Gunner (Lisa), Dale (Tarah), Anthony (Mona), Michael (Dawn). The family would like to thank the doctors at Skagit Regional Clinic. The caregivers at Ashley Gardens, Hospice of the Northwest and the Social Club at Park Village. A memorial service will be held at a later date for her internment into Tahoma National Cemetery.

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