December 7, 1927 ~ November 8, 2020
Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Patricia Louise (Knuth) Mueller, 92, entered Eternal Life November 8, 2020. Born December 7, 1927 to parents Harold W. and Catherine A. Knuth. Predeceased by parents, husband Joseph B. Mueller; sisters Joan Vaught, Jean Penn and Catherine “Chubby” Ames; brothers William “Bill” Brown, Donald “Butch” Nelson, Marvin “Moke” Nelson, step-father John W. Nelson and special Denverite aunts Barbara (Knuth) Koogle and Henrietta “Etta” (Knuth) Schwarzler.
Patricia graduated in 1945 from Central High School and began her career with Mountain Bell Telephone Company part-time at the age of 15 while still in high school – shortly after her Father was killed in 1942. After graduation, Pat transferred to Mountain Bell in Denver and returned to the Pueblo office prior to marrying Joseph 9-9-1950 at the Shrine of St. Therese. They were married nearly 49 years until his death in 1999. Patricia retired from Mountain Bell as a Supervisor and Secretary to the District Manager in 1983.
Patricia loved art, music, theatre and attended nearly ALL local performances: Broadway Theater League, Pueblo Symphony, Pueblo Choral Society, Center Stage Performing Arts Series, Children’s Playhouse, Impossible Players, Pueblo Municipal Band concerts, Pueblo Ballet, summer musicals, entertainers at the State Fair and the Rodeo, high school programs, parades, etc. As Curtain Call Clique owner, she organized hundreds of adventures throughout Colorado. Some of her favorite places included Heritage Square in Golden, Boulder Dinner Theatre, Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Central City Opera. While living in Denver, Patricia became a trained opera singer and was very involved with her Professional Business Women’s Sorority Alpha Kappa Psi. Pat and Joe were Sunshine Award recipients for WakeUp With Pueblo and were active in numerous organizations. Many pleasant trips were made to San Isabel where Joe built their mountain cabin. Pat enjoyed spins in her 1957 T-Bird Convertible – especially to Dairy Queen. Patty had collected hundreds of music boxes from all over the world – sadly they were all were stolen/ destroyed during a break-in and fire by arson. She loved matching hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry, shoes with her outfits and socializing. Reading, watching movies, preparing scrumptious desserts were other hobbies. Pat was an avid flower gardener and loved animals, especially her black labs, Prince and Hobie. Patricia was a devout Catholic and enjoyed spending time with Sisters Suzanne, Mary Clare and Mary Hugh – even challenging them to word puzzles over the phone. The last 84 months were spent at Life Care Center of Pueblo.
Survived by brothers Harold (Diane) Knuth and Robert (Charlene) Nelson, Goddaughter and niece Cathy Ames-Farmer, (Rod Johnson) and great-niece Shanna Farmer (Sean Wolff), special friend Susan Bezek as well as many other relatives and friends.
Due to COVID restrictions, Patricia was laid to rest on the 78th Anniversary of her Father’s tragic death, November 18th, with a private graveside service officiated by nephew, Rick Vaught, at Imperial Memorial Gardens by Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.