Patricia Louise Helton, 77, passed away July 3, 2012. Born December 23, 1934, in Bird City, Kan. Pat is survived by her husband, Donald. Pat and Don were married in Edson, Kan., March 30, 1953, and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary next March. She is survived by her children, Patsy (Tim) Odell of Zurich, Kan., Martha Helton, Raymond (Karen) Helton of Pueblo, Eddie (Cathy) Helton, Carol (Bernie) Cantin, Aaron (Tina) Emerson of Pueblo West; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren (soon to be 17); sister, Lila (Lawrence) Mayer of Brewster, Kan.; aunt, Bonnie Burr of Bird City, Kan.; as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Carol (Trickett) Troutt; step-mother, Evelyn (Reade) Troutt Berry; brother, Ken Troutt; and mother-in-law, Hettie Helton. Pat retired from the City of Pueblo as a Municipal Court Administrator in 1986, after more than 22 years of service. Pat was a 50+ year member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and her church family. She was also a member of Pueblo Kwik Knits Machine Knitting Club. Pat won several Grand Awards and other ribbons at the Colorado State Fair for her knitting and other crafts. Pat loved to fish, especially at Blue Mesa. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and attending family reunions. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. today and the funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, *******

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  1. I was looking for a family member memorial when I saw that Pat had pased away. I am so sorry I was unaware of her passing until right now. Pat was just the greatest. What a sweet spirit and loving mom and grandma. Pat and I have known each other for about 50+ years and I have always admired her. Pat always took the high road. We would see you at the Pantry during the time Pat was so sick. She never complained. What a strong and loving person she was. I know God is rewarding her in heaven for the life she lived. I will miss her. God bless all her family.

  2. Dear Martha
    So sorry to read of your mom passing away. She was a beautiful person, inside & out. I imagine she is singing in that beautiful choir in heaven. I will always remember her loving her family and her Lord. She was always a very serene lady. Always wished I could be serene and confidant as she was. My love and prayers to you and your family.

  3. Dear Eddie and Cathy,

    So sorry to hear about your Mom.

    If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. We sure had some good times together.
    With our deepest sympathy, and prayers, Love,Greg and Sue.

  4. I’m so sorry for the loss of Pat. I am praying for comfort for the entire family. I wish I could be there to give hugs.

  5. Martha was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  6. May God be with you and yours during this time of need. Pat was such a gracious lady. Please let me know if I can help in any way, God Bless.

  7. I am sorry for your loss. May God be with you all at this time. Just remember your mom is in God’s arms forever. Love always.

  8. Sorry about your mom carol and Martha she was a great lady hugs guys if ya need me im here!!!!!

  9. Don and famlies, What a beautiful lady Pat was. Pat’s smile was so contagious and lit up the room when she arrived. Pat made our “Helton Reunion’s” extra special. She will certainly be missed. We pray her family will be comforted knowing that she is is the arms of her Savior, We have lots of good memories of Pat. Everytime you think of the good memories, close your eyes, take a deep breath, breathing in all of the awsome memories. God bless each and everyone.

  10. Pat is one of the most caring and compassionate people that I know. She is extremely fun to be around and to spend time with. We have enjoyed the times we have spent together and have many found memories of her.

  11. We send our prayers to all of you and know that Pat is in Heaven healthy and very happy.

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