ENNIS -- Patricia Rose "Patsy" Paugh of Bozeman passed away June 19, 2015.
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She was born at Ennis, Montana, on Dec. 27, 1938, to Earl William "Pat" Paugh and Marie Ryan Blondet. Patsy grew up on a small ranch near McAllister and graduated from Ennis High School in 1957. Patsy was active in 4H and won a trip to National 4H Congress in 1957 for work in Conservation. Her favorite project was sheep.
She graduated from what was then Montana State College in Bozeman in 1961 with a degree in Home Economics Education. Patsy worked for the Montana Extension Service at Fort Peck Indian Reservation and at the Crow Reservation in Hardin. She later taught Home Economics at Plains, Froid and Ryegate schools. Patsy worked at the Boulder River School for a time.
Due to health problems, Patsy moved to Bozeman in the early 1980s and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She had resided at the Darlington Apartments and Spring Meadows before moving to Gallatin Rest Home until her passing. Patsy enjoyed playing pinochle and bingo and getting manicures. In April Patsy was thrilled to have two baby lambs come to the rest home.
While she was able to travel, Patsy journeyed to Alaska, London, and the Panama Canal.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents and cousins Minnie Ellen Paugh, George Paugh and Robert Paugh. Also preceding her was her half sister Wilma Blondet McLean.
She is survived by her half sister Jeanne Blondet Mettler of Missouri, cousins Barbara Paugh, James and Marlys Paugh, and John and Donna Paugh and numerous second cousins.
Funeral mass will be held Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m. from St. Patrick Catholic Church at Ennis. Committal will follow at the Laurin Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Gallatin Rest Home Auxillary, Rocky Mountain Hospice, or the Montana 4H Foundation.
K&L Mortuaries of Ennis is assisting with arrangements.
K & L Mortuaries Inc
327 E Main St
Ennis, MT 59729
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 23, 2015