Patricia Parker Ahrens

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Patricia Parker Ahrens, only child of Litta Reeves Parker and Leo Torrie Parker, was born in Cincinnati, OH on June 24, 1923, and passed away on July 13, 2013 in Colorado Springs, CO. Patricia grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Hughes High School in 1940. She studied at Denison University in Ohio before graduating from University of Cincinnati ("UC") with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1944 with an Art Education Major and a Bachelor of Education from UC in 1945. Patricia Married Allan Jay Ahrens on November 8, 1952 and they were blessed with two children, Alison Parker Ahrens and Allan Jay Ahrens, Jr. Patricia was an avid and talented artist who often free-lanced doing portraits and sold some of her paintings at the Cincinnati Zoo. She loved painting, fashion, and traveling. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed psychology, creative writing, and swimming at the Cincinnati YMCA until a fall compelled her to move to Colorado Springs in 2009. Patricia is survived by her son, Allan "Jay" Ahrens, Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan Jay Ahrens, and daughter, Alison Parker Ahrens. A Memorial Gathering will be held in the fall in Cincinnati, she will be inurned with her Husband at the Solarium Memorial Mausoleum at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

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Published in The Gazette on July 28, 2013
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