Patricia (Pat) McLellan, 88, passed away at her home with family in Aurora, CO on Wednesday June 17, 2020.
She was born April 29, 1932 to Goldie and Clifford Lowery in Penrose, CO. Pat spent time as a young child on the family farm in Penrose , CO she enjoyed spending time with her late Aunt Betty Lou. During High School she worked as a Candy Striper at Mercy Hospital in Denver, CO. Pat graduated from Cathedral High School in 1950. She married her high school sweetheart David McLellan on October 27, 1951. Pat worked as a pharmacist assistant and achieved her real estate licence. She and Dave owned a printing business “Creative Arts Printing” for most of their married life in Denver. In 1983 they moved to Fort Morgan, CO and purchased “Gold Crown Lanes” with Jackie and Bill Schneider. In 1997 Pat and Dave retired and later moved to Castle Rock, Colorado where they could be closer to children and family.
Pat started her love for the Sport of Bowling at a young age she worked summers as a pinsetter at Park Hill Lanes in Denver, CO. Pat was an avid bowler for 45 years achieving many accomplishments in the sport including being an inductee to the Morgan County Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame on November 10, 2004 for Merit of Excellence. Her bowling family was very important to her. She passed on her passion for the sport to her grandchildren, children, patrons and instructed bowling for Morgan Community College for many years.
Pat is survived by her husband David; son Chris McLellan (Laurie Lopez); daughters Sheila Heimerl (David Hansen); Sheryl Anderson (Daniel); Shauna Geist (Brett) and Andrea Laca (Stephen); 14 grandchildren,25 great grandchildren and brother in-law Joe Adducci. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Jackie Schneider (Bill); Regina Adducci; and her great grandson Mark David Heimerl.
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In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation in Pat McLellan’s memory for St Jude’s Children Hospital http://giftfunds.stjude.org/Pat_McLellan
Celebration of Life will be Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at her daughter’s home 2131 Kahala CR, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Please come and be comfortable and arrive at a time that is convenient for you.
Patricia will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on Friday July 10, 2020 at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver, CO.
Thank you so much for all your kind words and support during this difficult time. We do look forward to seeing many of you at my Mom’s memorial service on July 9th.
We are asking for the safety of you and our family that you do wear a mask while visiting with our Dad. We have set this up “open house style” so we can limit the number of people at the house at one time. This is unfamiliar territory for this family we are a bunch of huggers, so please don’t be offended as we try hard to social distance. Our mom asked for very little but it was important to her that we release balloons in her memory, so we hope that you will stop by and visit with our Dad and the rest of the family and release a balloon in our Mothers memory. If you have a special memory to share you can on this web site.
We love you all very much and appreciate your support during this unprecedented time, obviously this is not exactly the memorial we had hoped for, but we do want to do everything we can to be safe and respect all that plan on stopping by.
The McLellan Children; Chris, Sheila, Sheryl, Shauna and Andrea.
Sheryl’s number is 720 231 4529, if you need directions to her house of if you have any questions.