Patricia Mary Andrew Newlin died December 21, 2012, at the Crook County Long Term Care facility. She was 83 years old.
Patricia “Pat” was born in Louisville, Colorado, on August 18, 1929. Her parents were Frank and Katherine Cunning Andrew. Pat was the youngest of four children from this union. Siblings were her brother, Wilbur and sisters, Dorothy and Betty.
Pat met the love of her life when she was just a teenager in the form of a handsome young sailor, named Russell Newlin. They were soon married and had four sons, Terry, Kelly, Kim and Scott. They spent a short time in Colorado and then moved back to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where some of Russell’s family lived. They soon had a nice home and Russell had a job as a delivery truck driver. In 1958 they moved to Wyoming, to pursue Russell’s dream of working and living on a ranch. The family moved to Sundance, Wyoming, that year, into a tiny house on the George Summers place. The house had no indoor plumbing, and with three young sons, Pat worked very hard to make it into a home. She soon made friends though, and settled in to this new life.
Pat was beloved by everyone who knew her. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved to bowl, was active in her children and grandchildren’s 4-H clubs, and spent many years in the crow’s nest while her family was roping. She was an optimist who made the best of whatever situation she found herself in. Many, many people sat across from her at her kitchen table and had a cup of coffee with her and found themselves unburdening their troubles and woes to her. She always could be counted on to give sage, practical advice and make them feel better. She adored her husband and family and always put them first. She will be dearly missed by all.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Russell; her daughter-in-law, Lori Newlin; her parents; brother; sisters; and brother-in-laws.
She is survived by her sons, Terry, Kelly (Donna), Kim (Mary) and Scott (Melony); ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Jo Ann Kenyon; and many nieces and nephews, including Ronette Kahler and her family.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, December 28, 2012, at Sundance United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Ballard officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mountain Cemetery near Sundance. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Crook County Horsemen’s Association.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance, Wyoming.
Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.