Norma Pauline Silver (Pat) Ridenour, 72, a retired medical assistant in a podiatrist's office who also had done volunteer work at St. Elizabeths Hospital, died at Alexandria Hospital Dec. 13 of complications resulting from lung cancer.

Mrs. Ridenour, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Butte, Mont. As a young woman she performed in vaudeville shows in the Pacific Northwest. She moved to the Washington area in 1943 when her husband, Dr. Raymond H. Ridenour, joined the psychiatric staff at St. Elizabeths Hospital. He died in 1969.

Mrs. Ridenour had done volunteer dance therapy and psychodrama at St. Elizabeths and she helped establish a writers workshop for patients. She also had done volunteer public relations work for the YMCA in Washington.

From the early 1970s until the early 1980s she was a medical assistant in the Alexandria office of Dr. Irwin Domsky. She had also done landscape painting.

A daughter, Joan Aragon, died in 1980.

Survivors include one daughter, Deirdre Hemphill of Arlington; one son, Raymond H. Ridenour Jr. of Baltimore, and two grandchildren.


82, a retired accounting clerk in the superintendent of documents division of the Government Printing Office, died of cancer Dec. 13 at Holy Cross Hospital.

Mrs. Lisner also was a violinist, and she had played with several orchestras in the Washington area, most recently the Montgomery County Symphony.

A resident of Silver Spring, she was born in Washington, graduated from Central High School and attended George Washington University. She worked 38 years at the GPO before her retirement in 1962.

Mrs. Lisner was a bowler and a life member of Hadassah.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Edward Lisner.


83, who was active in church and charitable organizations, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 13 at the Rockville Nursing Home.

Mrs. Patterson was born in Washington and graduated from Notre Dame Academy.

She had been a member of the Sodalities at Our Lady of Lourdes and later at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Churches in Bethesda. She had been a Red Cross Grey Lady at Suburban Hospital and a volunteer at the Christ Child Society. She had studied Oriental ceramics at the Freer Gallery and was a member of the Pewter Collectors Club of America.

A former resident of Bethesda, Mrs. Patterson had been at the nursing home for 1 1/2 years.

Survivors include her husband, Michael A. Patterson of Rockville; one son, Michael Burke Patterson of Rockville, and two grandchildren.


55, a bilingual editor at the Organization of American States, died of leukemia Dec. 13 at Georgetown University Hospital.

Miss DeClerck, who lived in Washington, was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and she studied piano at the Kolischer Conservatory there.

She came to the United States in 1957, attended George Washington University and worked as a secretary at the Embassy of Uruguay.

In 1959 she joined the Organization of American States, where she was a bilingual editor of documents. She was a member of The United Church in Washington.

Survivors include one sister, Edilia D. Eigenstein of Los Angeles.


87, who retired in 1965 as a manager at Aerojet General Corp. in Azusa, Calif., died of pneumonia Dec. 12 at his home in Washington.

A native of Crookston, Minn., Mr. Hills had lived in Washington since 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Hills, and one son, Roderick M. Hills, both of Washington; one sister, Carlotta Brunson of Laguna Hills, Calif., and four grandchildren.


75, a resident of the Washington area for almost 50 years and a former employe of the Army Security Agency, died Dec. 12 at the Alpine Health Care Center in Hershey, Pa. She had leukemia.

Mrs. Schukraft, who lived in Arlington from 1938 to 1985, was born in Evansville, Ind. She married Robert E. Schukraft, an Army officer who retired as a colonel, and accompanied him to various posts in this country and the Panama Canal Zone and Germany. Mrs. Schukraft worked for the Army Security Agency in the late 1940s. She also gave private piano lessons.

Col. Schukraft died in 1985. Survivors include one daughter, Terrill Schukraft of Elizabethtown, Pa., and two sisters, Mary Riffle of Newburgh, Ind., and Nora Lee Metcalfe of Louisville.