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Fohn, Patricia

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September 8, 1943 - April 8, 2019

Fohn, Patricia

Patricia Jean Marie Koran Fohn, 75, transitioned to eternal life on April 8, 2019 surrounded by love.  She was born on September 8, 1943 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas as the second of five children to Robert and Pauline Koran.  Not long after she was born, the family moved to Littleton, Colorado where many days were spent playing in the wheat fields and with animals on the farm. Pat spent weekends at Columbine Country Club pool perfecting her backstroke, for which she won first place at the Amateur Athletic Union.

After finishing school at St. Mary’s Academy, Pat went on to work at Columbine Airport.  This is where she met her husband of over 20 years, Lou Fohn.  Together, they were blessed with four amazing children: Kelly, Holly, Tim and Stacy.  Pat always said her children were her greatest life accomplishment.  In addition to being a dedicated Mom, Pat’s early career included running an in-home infant daycare as well as clerking for a law office.

While most of her adult life was spent in Colorado, Pat’s children convinced her to exchange the snowy winters for heat, humidity and most importantly more family time.  In 2003, she made the move to Houston, Texas where her daughter Stacy lived. While in Houston, Pat spent a few years as an office manager for a local home builder, until she retired in 2014.  She continued to stay busy with several hobbies, which included painting ceramics, baking cookies, gardening and spending lots of time with her grand kids.  After over a decade in Houston Pat moved north to Allen, Texas where her daughter Holly resides.

Pat’s health and mobility gradually declined over the past year and she fell very ill at Christmas.  In February, immediate family and close friends visited her and they all got to share fond memories together. Unfortunately, in late March Pat caught pneumonia and her body was too weak to fight it.

Kelly’s most precious memory of her Mom was when she came to Italy in 1997 to meet Rachel, her first grandchild.   Kelly felt it was truly amazing seeing the love in her Mom’s eyes as she looked at her granddaughter for the first time.

Holly’s favorite memory of her Mom was when she cheered her on during her soccer games. She was her biggest fan and continued to be throughout her life.  Holly also remembers all the times she kept Bailey, Allie and Aidan entertained by something as simple as running around outside or blowing bubbles.

Tim’s favorite memory of his Mom was Christmas time.  His words… “We always had a Rock Star Christmas!” Pat made everything magical – the best Christmas a kid could hope for.  She always found the perfect gifts including his beloved BB gun and a “Chips” electronic motorcycle.  One of Tim’s nicknames was “Ponch” (Poncherella).

Stacy’s favorite memory was seeing the joy her Mom experienced looking after babies. She ran a wonderful daycare nurturing infants and supporting their parents.  Stacy received that love and support when her two children entered the world and those kids’ cheeks were always raw from kisses.

Pat is survived by her siblings, sister Cindy and husband Charles Ogren, brother Charles and wife Lucy Koran, sister Judy and husband John Taylor, proceeded by brother Robert (Bobby) Koran; her children, daughter Kelly and husband Luis Rivero, daughter Holly and husband Tony Battelle, son Tim Fohn and girlfriend Jennifer Guerrero, daughter Stacy and husband Michael Smith; and her beloved grandchildren: Rachel, Bailey, Allie, Aidan, Ethan and Elyse.

Pat’s wishes were to spend eternity at some of her favorite places she visited throughout the years, so her ashes will be spread at a later date.  If you wish to send your condolences, they can be shared on this Memorial Page.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carmalite Monestary, 6138 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120 (website or electronic giving not available).

A Signature Service under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Kyle Archer

August 31, 2020 10:53AM

Still... never a day goes by I don’t think about my good friend Pat. What happy memories I have as all of us do that painted and spent time with her. So many things have happened that I keep wishing I could share with Pat. But I can hear her laugh.... her laugh was one that made everyone else laugh too.... I swear I hear it at times. That’s the best thing a person can leave another.... thei sound of their laughter. We love you Pat! ♥️

Cameron Torres

October 18, 2019 10:45PM

Holly...My deepest sympathy as the days continue to pass, I hope you find comfort and support in the people that surround you and the wonderful memories you carry in your mind and in your heart. I've been trying to find you for years & this news just breaks my heart. It goes without saying if there is anything I can do please let me do it, for you..for your family...for your mom. I miss you. It's important, especially now, to remember the ones we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear. Always xoxo Cam

Carol Quam

April 15, 2019 10:55PM

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26

Lydia (Quam) Meyer

April 14, 2019 4:22PM

I will be praying for peace, comfort and grand memories of Pat to be upon you all as you navigate these first few weeks without your beloved mother. Pat was a childhood friend of my mother (Carol Quam) since 8th grade!I always enjoyed hearing stories of my mother, Pat and Nancy when they were young and continued to be friends to this day. My mom is so sad to lose her friend. Pat was so gracious to send a Happy Birthday photo for my mom's 70th birthday book 5 years ago and she was just the sweetest woman. I cried reading the favorite memories each of her children had of her. What an amazing life lived and eternal life pain free in Heaven with her Creator, Jesus. Love to all and celebrating Pat's life along with you! Lydia Meyer (Carol Quam's daughter)

Mikaela Lawrence

April 12, 2019 6:52AM

Ms Patricia you were loved , thank you for Being Holly’s mom you did well raising such a kind and loving daughter, you may be gone but you will never be forget.Fly with the angels Mama Holly .Peace ,love and Light.

Brian and Jan Smith

April 11, 2019 4:50PM

We wish to pay respect to Pat for being the devoted and loving mother that she was and the wonderful grandmother she became. Our condolences to all who are mourning her loss at this sad time.

Bob Kinkel

April 11, 2019 9:45AM

I send my sympathy to the family and have many fond memories of our lives as kids and adults. May she rest in peace. Bob

Kirsten Buravlov

April 10, 2019 7:48PM

Aunt Patty was a beautiful, beautiful woman. I loved how she made you feel so special when you spent time with her. She was attentive and assured her family.
Her some and sweet spirit will be missed. RIP Aunt Pat. ❤️

Tracey Canavan

April 10, 2019 6:27PM

Everyday was an amazing day with this truly selfless human being. Everyday was full of smiles and laughter. She was always happy to see me, danced in the hallways and made me smile when I walked into her room and she was sitting sideways with her legs dangling off like a teenager. I hope and pray she finds as much peace now as I know she had in life. She will live in my heart forever.