Patricia A. DeMay
June 22, 1940 — Sept. 14, 2017
Patricia A. DeMay (nee Ostrom), 77, of Oconomowoc, died Sept. 14, 2017, at AngelsGrace.
Patricia is survived by her son, Scott (Kim) Miller, of Vancouver, Wash., and granddaughter Amanda (Ty) Nelson and great-grandsons Deegan and Mason of Vancouver; brother, Donald Ostrom of Oconomowoc; nephews Bob and Christopher Koster of Shorewood; and cousins Joan (Ed) Brennan of Oconomowoc, Joe (Helen) Dudley of Oconomowoc, Gene Dudley of Ixonia, and Diane (Wayne) Gartzke of Oconomowoc, and many other relatives and good friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; brother-in-law Robert Koster, and her sister, Jeanne Koster.
Patricia graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1958. She began her career in Watertown as a telephone operator. She continued as switchboard operator for Rogers Memorial Hospital in the Town of Summit and for Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee; and finally became a long-distance operator for 23-plus years for AT& T until her retirement in 1999.
Her love was for her family. Her faith was her life. Her passions were: knitting (making items for family), Scripture reading, Christian radio and music, and gardening (English roses and lavender her favorites) and politics.
Patricia was a private person with a gentle soul. She never wanted anyone to go out of their way to help her; never wanted to be in the limelight. She was faithful and kind, loyal to all who knew her, always buying little gifts for people. She smiled and laughed often. She was, indeed, a true lady in all aspects of her life.
Many “thanks” to the Cancer Center staff; her home caregivers, and the devotion and loving care from the AngelsGrace staff during the last week of her life. They are all angels.
Patricia will be remembered fondly and dearly missed by all who cherished her.
We’ll meet again, Dear Pat.