Patricia A. Ligtenberg left this earthly life and entered her heavenly home on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Patricia was born March 17, 1934, the first of two children to Sam and Anne (Dykman) Karp in Bozeman, Montana. She spent her childhood in the Gallatin Valley attending school in Anceny. She married Lloyd Ligtenberg on Dec. 11, 1951. They began their married life on the family farm then moved to California. Later they returned to the Gallatin Valley where they raised their four children.
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Patricia found her joy in her family. She enjoyed family dinners and was the instigator of many jokes and pranks with her grandchildren. She and Lloyd spent time camping, league bowling and Monday morning breakfast with friends. Her life was devoted to her Lord and Savior. Patricia was an active member in the Bozeman Christian Reformed Church where she had many dear friends.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years; mother, Anne Karp of Bozeman; children, Bruce (Susan) Ligtenberg of Alabama, Brent (Patty) Ligtenberg, Brian (Julie) Ligtenberg all of Belgrade, Denise (Tom) Kimm of Churchill; grandchildren, Cherie (John) Duty, Philip Ligtenberg, Josh Ligtenberg, Mark (Nora) Ligtenberg, Jessica (Anders) Larson, Riley Kimm, Kelsie (James) Rowenhorst; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Patricia is also survived by her brother, John Karp; Lloyd's brother, Ken (Eloise) Ligtenberg; sister, Darlene (Andy) Moss; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Karp and grandson, Jeremy Ligtenberg.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson. Interment will be at the Churchill Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6 followed by a Memorial Service at the Bozeman Christian Reformed Church, 324 North 5th Ave. at 11 a.m.
Memorials can be made to LOVE, Inc., P.O. Box 7117, Bozeman, MT 59771 or Bozeman Christian Reformed Church.
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 May 5, 2016