Patricia Ann Reynolds Daily, 64, peacefully passed from this life on March 21, 2015, in Bozeman, Montana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kathryn Isabel Sandel Reynolds and Robert Edward Reynolds, and her faithful canine companion, Beau. She is survived by one daughter, Meredith Renee Daily Kresge (Lance) of Bozeman and three beautiful granddaughters, Lyla Rae, Sophia Renee and Kasslyn Joe. She has one sister, Kathryn Melissa (Missy) Reynolds Simnacher (Gerald) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two nieces Erinn Melissa Simnacher Burch (David) of Clovis, New Mexico, and Amanda Lynn Simnacher Walter (Brian) of Lafayette, California; two great-nieces and two great-nephews.
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Pat was raised in Plainview, Texas, and graduated from Plainview High School in 1968. She attended Texas Tech University. When her parents moved to Austin, Texas, and lived on Lake Austin, she became a competitive water skier, competing in slalom races both in Texas and later in Colorado. After leaving Texas, she became a longtime resident of Carbondale, Colorado, where many of her friends referred to her as 'Texas Pat.' She was known for her association with several well known restaurants including the Village Smithy and the Red Rock Diner. Her prize winning chili and Caesar Salad that she served at the Mountain Fair every year will long be remembered. Pat considered her finest achievement in life as a single mom in Carbondale, to be her daughter, Meredith and the beautiful, strong woman that Meredith has become and the family she has built in Bozeman.
A private memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 29 in Bozeman, Montana, at 4 p.m. The family requests that monetary donations be made in memory of Patricia Daily to the Bozeman Deaconess Foundation (note "Hospice" in memo line), 931 Highland Blvd, Ste 3200, Bozeman, MT 59715. Their hospice personnel provided invaluable support for Pat's physical and emotional needs as well as guidance and support to the family.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 26, 2015