Patricia “Pat” Bates
A Closed Casket Celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Patricia Bates, affectionately known to many as Pat, was held at 10:00 AM Monday May 21, 2012 at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Reverend Kathy Leathers, and Reverend Ramon Robledo co-officiated the service.
Per Pat’s request there was no public visitation.
A graveside service for Pat was held at 4:00PM on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colorado; Deacon Norbert Ohnmacht officiated the graveside service.
Pat was born on July 12, 1951 in Kinsley, Kansas to Quentin and Lucy (Tholen) Herrmann and passed away following her 4 year courageous battle with brain cancer on Thursday May 17, 2012 at the Porter Hospice in Centennial, Colorado with her family and extended family by her side at the age of 60.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Pat is survived by her husband – Jerry Bates of the family home in Lamar; by her children – Elizabeth (Caleb) Kehrwald of Silverthorne, CO, Brent Bates and Monica Hernandez both of Lamar, her mother; Lucy Herrmann of Kinsley, KS, and grandson; Dylan Kehrwald. She is also survived by her sisters; Dee (Gary) Kaster of Burlington, CO, Mary Beth Herrmann of Larned, KS, and her brother; Mike Herrmann of Kinsley, KS as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative or to the Pat Bates Memorial Nursing Scholarship in care of the funeral home office.
|To the family of Pat Bates.|
We have lost a wonderful, caring person. I worked in the same building with Pat for many years and she was a cornerstone in child advocacy. She will be missed by a multitude of people. Her memory will live on in the minds and hearts of many. May God bless and keep you all.
To The Family of Pat Bates
Our thoughts are with you. Know we are sorry for your loss.
Skip and Candy Ruedeman
Patricia Bates- Jerry,Elizabeth,Brent and Monica, Words cannot express how special your wife and mother(Pat Bates)was. She would always greet you with a warm and caring smile and always willing to help anyone that may needed it. Jonathan shared some special memories with your family and will miss Pat dearly. May god spread his wings around you and comfort your family during this time of loss.
Jonathan, Steve & Audrey Hernandez
To the Bates family: We are so sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Brent, you hang in there. We watched you and Ryan growing up and playing together. We want all of you to know you'll be in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Joe and Dixie Choat
To Pat's Family, Scott and I are thinking of you and you are in our prayers through this difficult time. We have so many GREAT memories of Pat with her big loving smile. She will never be forgotten.
Donna Meier Pfeifer
|To Liz & family|
Our thoughts are with during this challenging time. Pat was an amazing woman who touched many lives. She fought hard to stay with us but will continue to remain in our hearts and memories. Wish we could be there but will see you soon.
Jayson Kress & Mandy Palmertree
|To the relatives of Pat Bates:|
I first met Pat at the home of a friend in Dillon,Colorado and then again at her grandson Dylan's baptism. During our brief acquaintance, I was drawn to her aura of serenity and beauty. She seemed at peace with herself and her future whatever the outcome, and she projected that loving quality which portray mothers and grandmothers. I feel blessed to have met Liz's mother and now saddened at her passing to another realm which is beautiful to her, but remote to those who miss her being in this earthly realm. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I do believe that "LOVE" is all there is and I know you will feel Pat's with you forever and she will feel yours.
love, Cloud Stein
|To the Patricia Bates family my heartfelt sympathy.|
Pat you are an inspiration to all. You fought a good fight against the cancer but God needed you with Him.
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We won't forget you and will keep your memory alive for that little grandson. Rest in Peace Pat.
To the family of Pat Bates:
I am so sad to hear of Pat's death and my dearest thoughts and condolences go to all of the family, most particularly Lucy, Dee, Mike and Mary Beth whom I knew so well so many years ago. Pat was such a good friend during high school and college and she continued to include me in her life through her annual Christmas letters over the years. I know family and work were her two greatest passions - she was so brave to continue helping and working with others while she was sick herself, a true inspiration for everyone.
Denise (Mathews) Balding
|To The Family of Pat Bates, Jerry & family, we are really sorry for loss of such a beautiful woman who was very well known through out the community. She will be never forgotten and greatly missed by all. The entire Bates family is in our thoughts and prayers, God bless you all.|
Don & Gerry Jenkins
Monica & Gareth Keegan
|To the family of Pat Bates,|
We are so sorry for your loss. What an amazing woman she was and will always be remembered by everyone. She was a fighter and so full of life. She was a blessing to this community! She no longer has to suffer anymore and she has now passed on to fly with the other angels that cancer has taken away from us to soon.
Tiffany & Sierra Buxton