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Patricia was born to Delbert L. Herald, Sr. & Inez E. Herald of Loveland, Colorado on July 4th, 1937. Survived by her loving husband of 56 years Alvin Mosch of Idaho Springs, CO, brother Delbert Herald, Jr. (Cherry) of Tempe, AZ and one sister Sharon Herron (Jack) of Vail, AZ, son David Mosch (Beckie) of Evergreen, CO, daughter Cynthia Mosch (Michael Goar) of Loveland, CO, daughter Susan Kiefer (Freddie) of Wellington, CO and Victor Mosch of Idaho Springs, CO one sister Karen Diane Herald pre-deceased her as a child. Seven grandchildren include; Ryan, Collene and James Kiefer, all of Wellington CO, Ruth and Rachel Mosch of Evergreen, CO and Bryan and Zoanna Goar of Loveland, CO. Patricia graduated valedictorian in 1956 from Loveland High School. She was enthusiastic about Larimer County 4-H winning numerous awards and a scholarship. She helped in the family cherry orchard just west of Lake Loveland and sold cherries from the family cherry stand each summer. She met her husband Alvin in 1957 while underground in a mine near Idaho Springs, Colorado and married him a year later in 1958. She graduated in 1969 from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO with an Engineer of Mines degree (Masters-level) and a Geological Engineering degree. Patricia was the 7th female to graduate from the Colorado School of Mines and the first woman to graduate from the Colorado School of Mines with dual degrees. Pat had a successful career in the mineral industry and was senior geologist and pioneer in the oil shale industry as well. In her spare time she volunteered as Chairman for the Planning Commission in Clear Creek County was also a volunteer secretary for the Clear Creek County Metal Mining Association. She loved spending time in the mountains hiking, exploring caves, collecting rocks, picking huckleberries and having picnics with family and friends. She cherished being a daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending quality time with her parents, brother and sister, husband, children and grandchildren. Pat loved reading, music of all types, photography, gardening and animals. She had had passion for sleuthing out family history and recorded her discoveries about family pioneers. Pat fought a brave battle with breast cancer and comforted her family with her anticipation of a new adventure when her time on earth was finished. She has left us all with many happy memories, is loved dearly and will be missed each and every day.

Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Mar. 6, 2014
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