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Obituary: Patricia Ann Lovelace

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Patricia Ann Lovelace

March 26, 1946 – September 21, 2021 (age 75)

Patty went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2021: the last day of Summer.

She went peacefully at home, the place she loved the most.

A ceremony was held on Mom and Dad’s property with family reading memories, scripture and poems before spreading some of her ashes, which were her wishes.

Patty was born to Thomas G. Paull and Genevieve M. Paull on March 26, 1946 in Helena, Montana.

The family moved to Casper, Wyoming when Patty was 5 years old.

She attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School until 8th grade, she was in the very first class of students that attended East Junior High School, and then finally she attended Natrona County High School.

Patty was taken with the art of drafting in early high school and decided to pursue that as a career.

She bought a used drafting kit and taught herself the basics. She started her drafting career at Mobile Oil, Cleveland Cliffs, and Western Engineers before moving on to American Nuclear, where she worked for almost 20 years.

Her coworkers there fondly nicknamed her “Momma Earth” because of her connection to all of God’s creatures and her love for all of the trees and flowers. She was an accomplished draftsman in both the oil and gas industry as well as the uranium field. Everest Minerals was her last place of employment in the energy field, finishing her career as one of the most recognized and revered draftsmen in the State of Wyoming.

During her time in Casper, Patty, along with her husband Jack, bowled for many years with the team name “The Bowling Stones” after her favorite band, The Rolling Stones. They won many trophies and made many wonderful memories. They also were in the dart community for several years, playing for the Four Aces in Glenrock.

In 1990, she and her husband Jack moved to McMinnville, Oregon to start a new life after the energy bust.

She found a new career at Mid-Valley Rehab Center. She spent 15 years as Forman of the woodshop. She loved her job and took great care to see to all of her clients. She was very proud of her flawless safety record during her tenure as foreman and was awarded for her accomplishments.

When Patty was away from work, she loved to tend to her flowers, her trees, and all of her animals. There was no creature that she would turn away. She had a way with the animals, wild and tame, almost as if she were a modern-day St. Francis. She loved all of God’s creatures and they loved her, and if she could have saved them all, she surely would have. She loved her home that her and Dad made — it was her sanctuary and her church.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. She will be so missed until we can all be together again.

Patty is survived by her devoted husband and best friend of 48 years Jack; daughters Celeste (Ron) Landry of Port Orchard, Washington and Casey (Kerry) Hanson-Baruth of Casper, Wyoming; son David of Pheonix, Arizona; baby brother Michael (Jeri) Paull of Amity, Oregon; grandchildren Thomas, Autumn, Elizabeth, Eric, Aaron, Nathan, Jacquie, Ceirra, and Delane; and many great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews and her dear friend and walking buddy of 20 years Moynell Schmidt.

Patty is preceded in death by her father Thomas; her mother Genevieve; her brothers Roger, John and Keith; and her granddaughter; Katherine.

Please direct any donations to the American Heart Association or the Casper Humane Society.