Aug 292014

On Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Patricia Lee Freeland, passed into Heaven. There will be no public services. A private family gathering will be held at a later time.

Patsy, as she was known to her family, leaves to cherish her memory: her husband of 58 years, Stanley S. Freeland of Holbrook; two daughters, Vicky Turley of Holbrook and Ann Marie (Glen) Daughtery of Elyria, Ohio; five grandchildren, Danyel (Chris) Ferniza of Holbrook, Randy Turley of Mesa, Jessica Olmstead of Innsbruck, Austria, and Andraya Olmstead and Evan Olmstead of Elyria; five (soon to be six) great-grandchildren; four sisters, Cathy (Gene) Travis of Shepherdsville, Ky., Lisa (James) Parsons of Show Low, Judy (Duane) Lindquist of Flagstaff and Linda (Leonard) Morgan of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Mamie Davis and Pat Freeland of Holbrook; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded to Heaven by her beloved grandson, Damien Montoya; two brothers, Monty R. Gonzales and Allen E. Kendall; a sister, Anita J. Handy; and her parents, Betty L. Walsh and Elmer L. Kendall.

Patsy met and married Stanley while he was serving in the U.S. Army. After living a short while in Ft. Hood, Texas, they moved to Holbrook and began their family. Patsy was a content housewife and mother, and when she wasn’t cooking something yummy, she was sewing or crafting. Their home was always full with family or puppies, kitties, lizards or birds, and a horse or two at the fairgrounds.

As the girls grew Patsy went to work, cooking at The Chicken Coop in downtown Holbrook and the Plainsman on the west end.  For many years she was the seamstress for her mother, Betty, at Tom Burns Dry Cleaners. Later she worked at Yellow Front and Sprouse Reitz. She also opened her own arts and crafts business. By this time Patsy was a grandmother and loved every minute of it. Patsy was currently working with the Arizona Baptist Children’s Service Center in Holbrook.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Our Patsy, you are forever in our hearts and memories.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.