October 1, 1959 ~ May 9, 2021

Born in: Great Falls, Montana
Resided in: Fremont, California

Lawrence “Larry” Noll Paterson was born on October 1st, 1959 in Great Falls, Montana to his parents, John and Ann Paterson (nee Puckett).  He passed away at home on May 9th, 2021 in Fremont California at the age of 61. He is survived by his parents, his wife Tracy Ann Paterson (nee Miller); his children, James Gordon Paterson and fiancé Kathryn Guy, and Melissa Erin Faith Paterson and fiancé Trevor Howard; siblings, Thomas Paterson, Sharon Paterson, Vern and Janice Selvy (née Paterson).  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Lyle and Neva Paterson; maternal grandparents Jay and Ruth Puckett.

He graduated from Chico State University in 1982 with a degree in industrial technology, construction management and went on to have a successful career at South Bay Construction.

36 years ago, on April 27, 1985, he married his college sweetheart, Tracy.  Larry enjoyed working outside in the yard along with doing various DIY home projects. His favorite thing was to go to the nursery, buy the clearance plants, and helped them grow and thrive in the yard.  He loved supporting and cheering on his children at their sporting events, academic achievements, and life events.  Larry was an avid Bay Area Sports enthusiast and enjoyed taking Tracy and the kids to the games.

Larry was looking forward to spending his retirement at the lake house, cruising around in the boat, landscaping, DIYs, and enthusiastically awaiting the next generation.

Memories Timeline


  1. It was a pleasure working with a real pro. I am going to miss you. I was hoping that we could do another project together.

  2. Even though I didn’t know Larry I feel compassion for his wife Tracy who is a sister of a good friend Kim. You will be missed by her family

  3. Our thoughts & prayers are with you throughout each and every day. Rich sends his deepest sympathy. Larry was his right hand man…. irreplaceable.

  4. CandleWe have such great memories of Larry, and am so disheartened to hear the news of his death. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Our hears are with your right now.

    Frankie & Wayne Burckhardt

  5. CandleSo stunned and dismayed to hear of Larry’s passing. We will hold your family closer in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you and yours.
    Sherry & Rick Suk

  6. CandleDear Tracy, James, and Melissa,
    My heart is broken for all of you. I have so many fond and funny memories of Larry and just cannot believe he’s gone. Please accept my deepest condolences and love. You are all in my thoughts.

    Love, Judy

  7. CandleSuch sincere condolences… I worked with Larry for 20 years at South Bay and was heartbroken to hear of his passing. Much love to your family…


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