Patsy Jo Mader

Patsy "Pat" Jo (Gleason) Mader, 79, of Great Falls, a retired laundry technician and homemaker, died of a sepsis infection on Friday, Nov. 9, at a local hospital.

A celebration of her life is 11a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1828 25th Avenue South, Great Falls. O'Connor Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Pat was born on March 25, 1933 in Sheridan, Wyo. to Roy Irwin Gleason and Alice Juanita Gleason.

Pat is survived by her partner Kolen Knapp of Great Falls; daughters Jan Mader-Wright of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Mary Lynn Mader-Clevinger of Great Falls; sons Larry Mader and David Mader, both of Great Falls; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Alice Gleason; her husband Harry R. Mader; step-children Harold B., Howard L., Orville J. and Lester P.; brothers Bill Gleason, Bud Gleason, Dwain Gleason, Chris Gleason; and granddaughter Sherry Howe.

Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 12, 2012