October 1, 1927 - June 29, 2021
Patricia J. Pedley was welcomed into heaven with open arms on June 29, 2021. She peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born October 1, 1927 to Barbara and Norman Costello in Chicago, Illinois. She was 93 years young. She is survived by her daughter Mary (Bryan) Pekara, daughter Jeanine (Gordon) Emory, grandchildren Lauren (Daniel) Seaver, Bryan Pekara, Jr., Steven (Brenna) Emory, Joseph Pekara, Kailyn Emory, Kevin Emory, great-grandson Dylan Pekara, nephew Tom (Tracy) McCarthy, cousin Diane (Bob) Revor. Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Marion “Buzz” Pedley, son John Pedley, infant daughter Cathy Pedley, parents Barbara and Norman Costello, sister Dolores McCarthy, brother-in-law Tom McCarthy, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. Pat and Buzz were married May 29, 1948. They lived, worked, and raised their family in the Chicagoland area. In 1987, they moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to be closer to family and enjoy their retirement years. Pat loved her family so dearly and cherished her friends. She was a great cook and baker who enjoyed hosting family gatherings and entertaining friends. She made every gathering special and memorable. She was the best mother and grandmother anyone could wish for. Pat was so proud of her family and treasured every moment spent together. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan and supporter who relished in every sport and activity they participated in. Their passions were her passions. She was a beautiful, strong, kind, loving and generous lady with a great sense of humor and quick wit. She touched many lives and was adored by all. Pat was a happy and positive person who brought a smile to your face. She loved everyone and everyone loved and enjoyed her. She welcomed everyone into her life and made every person feel special. She was so thoughtful and continuously went out of her way to help others. Pat brought joy to all who knew her and always had your best interest at heart. Pat enjoyed traveling across the country and especially enjoyed visiting several national parks. Some of her favorite cities included Chicago, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Taos. She had a passion for the Native American culture and while in New Mexico she would purchase artwork and other special items for her home décor. Pat was also an avid Chicago sports fan. She loved her Cubs, Blackhawks, Bulls and especially “Da” Bears. Her favorite entertainer was Frank Sinatra. She enjoyed his music and was delighted to see him in concert in Chicago. Pat was a creative and talented person who excelled at sewing, needlepoint, and knitting. She was always making homemade gifts for others. Her favorite past-time was jigsaw puzzles and she worked on one daily. Pat’s favorite time of the year was Christmas. Her house was beautifully decorated, and her tree was filled with hundreds of meticulously placed ornaments. Her entire home was a Christmas wonderland. She made the holidays magical for everyone. Pat had a “sweet tooth,” and her favorite treats were Fannie May candy from Chicago and Hershey Kisses. Her favorite restaurant was Youngs Café in Fort Collins. Pat’s favorite beverage was hot tea and she enjoyed occasional trips to Happy Lucky’s Teahouse and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. Pat will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and everyone who was blessed to know her. She was a joy to everyone. In honor of Pat please spread kindness and humor. Rest in peace Pat. You were an “awesome” person, and you will be an “awesome” angel watching over all of us. Our family would like to thank the staff at Pathways Hospice and Centre Avenue Health and Rehab for their loving care and kind words. In lieu of flowers you may donate to Pat’s favorite charities, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Warrior Women Project. The visitation will be held 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, July 5, 2021 at Bohlender Funeral Chapel. Services will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Bohlender Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery.
Patricia J. Pedley was welcomed into heaven with open arms on June 29, 2021. She peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born October 1, 1927 to Barbara and Norman Costello in Chicago, Illinois. She was 93 years young. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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