Patricia Ann Simons, age 72 of Eau Claire passed away on January 9, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. Patricia was born on September 17, 1946 to Arles and Pauline (Stuart) Hoff near Connorsville, WI. She graduated from Boyceville High School and then attended and graduated from UW-River Falls.
Patricia married Thomas G.W. Simons on June 21, 1969. They had 2 daughters and 1 son. She taught for 34 years at Osseo Elementary School and after retiring she taught English to Hmong and Hispanic women at the Literacy Center. She was active in the National Education Association.
Patricia loved to travel and was very proud to say that she had been to all 50 states! She especially loved her trips with her sisters. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and had a passion for researching her family history. She was very proud of her flowers. Pat’s kind and caring personality, her thoughtfulness, and her willingness to help others will be dearly missed.
Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Thomas; her children, Teresa (Shawn) Myers, Tracey Simons, and Thomas Scott Simons all of Eau Claire; her grandchildren Keenan Myers, Kylie Myers, and Landon Simons; her mother, Pauline; siblings Shelvey Hoff, Butch (Ginger) Hoff, Cheryl (Roger) Brathal, Judy (Bruce) Borgen, Linda (Jean) Hoff, Jeffery (Bonnie) Hoff, Debra (Hoff) O’Flanagan; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Arles.
A funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Pastor Gregory Becker officiating. There will be visitation at the funeral home from Noon until the time of the service. Burial will be in Grace Lutheran Cemetery in the township of New Haven.
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