NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 738
A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF LELIA VIOLA PATTERSON.
Whereas, Lelia Viola Patterson died March 22, 1975, at the age of 91; and
Whereas, Lelia Viola Patterson was born in Dade County, Missouri, on June 16, 1883; and
Whereas, Lelia Viola Patterson graduated from Northwestern Sanitarium at Fort Townsend located near Seattle, Washington, and in 1915 completed her education at Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hospital in Hinsdale, Illinois; and
Whereas, Lelia Viola Patterson moved to Asheville, North Carolina, and on June 15, 1920, she came to Fletcher, North Carolina, to work at the Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital; and
Whereas, Lelia Viola Patterson became superintendent of Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital and held that position until the fall of 1963 when she retired; and
Whereas, after retirement, she still took an active interest in Fletcher Hospital, where she visited patients, worked in the flower beds and took pride in the progress of the institution; and
Whereas, during her employment with Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital, now Fletcher Hospital, she delivered hundreds of babies, promoted good neighbor clubs, garden clubs, and community work in general; and
Whereas, Lelia Viola Patterson, through her devotion and efforts contributed much to the success of Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital and that said institution, now Fletcher Hospital, has made a vital contribution to Western North Carolina; and
Whereas, the people of North Carolina are saddened by the death of this good and talented woman and wish, through their representatives, to honor her memory and express sympathy to the surviving members of her family;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
Section 1. That the North Carolina General Assembly recognizes and expresses its appreciation for the public services rendered by Lelia Viola Patterson, which services have contributed to the betterment of the State of North Carolina.
Sec. 2. That this resolution shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 19th day of May, 1975.