Obituary: Patricia Dolence
Patricia Ann Dolence, 76, of Mountain View, Wyoming passed away suddenly after a brief rehabilitation stay at Rocky Mountain Care Center in Evanston, Wyoming on June 1st, 2020. She was born on April 23rd, 1944 to James Robert Cooper and Barbara (Cooper) DeJournette. Pat was the oldest of her three siblings: Robert, Kent, and Dixie. She spent a lot of time, and had many fond memories of babysitting her brothers, sister, and cousins growing up. Pat loved all children, and knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher.
Pat is preceded in death by her husband Joe, and her parents James Robert Cooper and Barbara DeJournette. Pat is survived by her daughter, Jolene (Jamie) Pate of Firestone, Colorado, and her grandchildren Shannen, Trevor, and Trenton Pate; and her great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Harper, and Cooper Zadra; her brothers Kent (Ginny) Cooper, Robert Cooper, and her sister Dixie (Don) Etzler. Pat also has several nieces and nephews.
Pat’s family has been so comforted by the absolutely awe-inspiring outpouring of love and memories shared during her sudden passing, that we have decided to hold a huge “Pat style” Celebration of Life to honor her in a few weeks. With the current Church Covid-19 restrictions put in place to keep everyone safe, we will not have an exact date picked out for a while until we see how the lessening of restrictions goes, and hopefully there won’t be a resurgence of the virus. Details and the Date will be announced as soon as we can safely plan.
Cremation took place, and Pat will be interred in the Craig, Colorado Cemetery near her parents at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the Crandall Funeral Home website, and flowers sent for her Celebration of Life when a date can safely be announced. The family will post details in the local paper, and on social media soon.
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