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Patricia 'Pat' Delores Hille Hicks, age 89 of Gainesville, FL passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018 at E.T. York Haven Hospice Care Center in Gainesville, Fl. Pat was born in Tabor, South Dakota on October 28, 1928.
Pat attended Saint John's Parochial grade school and graduated from Lourdes High School in Rochester, Minnesota where she loved to play both the trumpet and clarinet in the band. As a young teen Patricia pumped gas at her father's station during the Depression. Patricia attended and graduated from Business College in Rochester and then moved to Florida in the 1950s.
As a stay at home mother of 5 children and with her love of children, Pat was a foster parent for Children's Home Society of Florida for newborns awaiting their adoptions. She was retired from Santa Fe College.
Pat was an AVID Gator fan and former member of several Gator Booster Clubs including the Florida Goal-Liners and Gator Attack Club. Pat was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. Pat attended Holy Faith Catholic Church.
Pat loved her family, the Gators, traveling and her Bingo nights at the Gainesville area Eagles Club.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Theresa Hille and husband William 'Bill' Hicks. She is survived by her children, Carolyn R. (Robb) Jones of Knoxville, TN, Michael B. (Karla) Hicks of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Marilyn R. (Joe) Owens of Gainesville, FL, William Keith Hicks of Gainesville, FL, Terri K. Hicks of Gainesville, FL, and a brother Fredric E. Hille of Minneapolis, MN. Pat has six wonderful grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be said in Pat's honor on Friday February 16th at 9:30 am at Holy Faith Catholic Church 747 NW 43rd St Gainesville, FL. Graveside service will be held on Friday, February 16th at 1:00 pm at Forest Meadows Cemetery West 700 NW 143rd street, Newberry, FL 32669 with a reception for family and friends to follow at Eagles Landing 7118 W University Ave Gainesville, FL.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that any charitable gifts be made in honor of Patricia D. Hicks to: E.T. York Haven Hospice 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd Gainesville, Florida 32606 or Children's' Home Society of Florida 711 NW 1st St Gainesville, FL 32601.
Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home 725 N.W. 23rd Ave. Gainesville, FL.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2018
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