Patty Jo Lang, 82 of Dorena, Oregon passed away September 5, 2017. She was born August 1, 1935, in Webbers Falls, OK to John and Mary (McCorkle) Herron. Patty graduated from High School in Holtville, CA and attended Pasadena City College. She was a teacher’s assistant at Saint Elizabeth School in Pasadena, CA. Patty enjoyed art, was a nature lover, birdwatching, cared for wild critters, photography, painter of water colors and oil and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She married Elmer Author Lang on Sept. 29, 1956, in Fullerton, CA. Patty is survived by son Jeff (Patty) Lang, son Mike Lang, daughter Teresa Lang and Joe Wright, sister Charlotte Pouzar and grandchild Sarah Lang-Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Lang and brothers; Lou and David Herron. A memorial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday October 13, 2017, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove, OR. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove, OR.