Richard John (Pat) Carroll
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Great Falls —Richard John (Pat) Carroll, 82, passed away December 29, 2013, of natural causes at Peace Hospice. A Memorial Service will take place at Redeemer Lutheran Church on January 4, 2014, 10:00 am.
Richard was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 22, 1931, and was raised in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He went into the Air Force at age 17. He was stationed in Japan, during the Korean War, and at Malmstrom AFB. He met and married Maxine Koskela on July 5, 1952.
Pat worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 37 years retiring in 1991. Pat and Max spent 22 years wintering in Yuma, Arizona, traveling to Boston visiting relatives and friends. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home, and taking cruises visiting Alaska, the Bahamas, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, and Ireland. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club, and bowled for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister, and his two children Laura and Rick.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Maxine; daughter, Donna (Chuck) Abrams; son, Mike; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Condolences to the family may be shared at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com
Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory
1307 Central Avenue Great Falls, MT 59401
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 1, 2014