The couple had three children: identical twins Rebecca
and Priscilla in 1950 and Thomas Patten Jr. in 1954.
...Rebecca Skaggs and Priscilla Benham earned Ph.D. degrees from Drew University, and Thomas Jr. graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
...Dr. Rebecca Skaggs served as academic dean of Patten University from 1977 to 2003, where she continues to serve as a professor of New Testament.
Dr. Patten is survived by her daughter, Dr. Rebecca Skaggs
, and her granddaughter, Charmaine Benham and son-in-laws John Skaggs and Don Benham.