November 16, 2012
Patricia (Peak) Froman passed away Oct. 31, 2012, in Craig at her daughter Paula Haggerty’s home.
She was born to Lawrence E and Wanda (Whittaker) Peak, August 5, 1922, in Pinneo, where she was welcomed home also by brother Lawrence V (Bud) Peak.
When she was 3 years old they moved to 3 Pine Ranch in the Box Elder community North of Walkins.
She rode her horse 5 miles to school, drove a tractor at harvest time, was in 4H with cooking, clothing, home beautifications and showed Rhode Island Red Chickens. She attended Box Elder School through 8th grade where she met her future husband who became a Marine in World War II. She worked as a nanny for an Air Force man at Lowry Air Force Base.
Patricia married James Froman on March 28, 1943, while he was home on furlow and moved to San Diego.
When he was shipped out again she returned to Colorado. Their daughter was was born April 5, 1944.
James came home for good by Thanksgiving, 1945. Oct 30, 1947 Earl was born and on January 9, 1952 J. Clifton was born, which kept her very busy.
In 1953 they moved to 2 acres off of Chambers road near now I-70. Then in 1960 they moved to Bennett, where James was a Blacksmith.
The children all graduated from Bennett High.
Patricia did the books for Froman Blacksmith along with the usual housewife duties. She had belonged to Box Elder Friendship Circle in Bennett, joined VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Friendly Neighbors.
She was secretary of Seniors Young at Heart. Loved BINGO at VFW and Triominos at Wednesday Senior Lunches.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James and brother Bud. She is survived by three children, ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
A celebration of life was Nov. 7, 2012, at 1 p.m. in Bennett at VFW Hall with grave services following.
The Rev. Dicj Wynja officiated with Mary Wynja played the piano. Paula and her Faith sand “How Great Thou Art,” Paula sandg “Because He Lives” and Paula’s daughter Faith and Stephanie Pearce singing “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Dinner followed. She is missed by all.