Patricia Louise Strasser, age 79, died peacefully on April 16, 2013 at UMC in Tucson. Pat was born in St. Paul, MN, on Sept. 21, 1933. She moved from Dakota Dunes, SD, to Green Valley 22 years ago and has resided with the love of her life and husband of 60 years, Gene Strasser.

Pat completed high school at Mechanics Arts in St. Paul prior to joining the Air Force. She later excelled in computer courses and applied her education at an accounting position in a large Ford dealership in Clovis, NM.

Smiling and laughing with family and friends was Pat's passion. In addition to raising their four daughters, she was actively involved in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives. She was a member of the Elks Auxiliary and enjoyed traveling and dining out. Her golfing, bowling and Red Hats groups brought her great joy.

Pat is survived by her husband Gene Strasser, her sister JoAnne Graves, her four daughters "" Sharon, Jeanine, Terri and Stacie, her 12 grandchildren and her 6 great-grandchildren, as well as many very close friends.

She was greatly loved and will be missed tremendously.

Her family invites you to help them celebrate her life at the following services:

Viewing "" Green Valley Mortuary & Cemetery, 18751 S. La Caada, Sahuarita, AZ, from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, April 21.

Funeral Service "" Our Lady of The Valley, 505 N La Caada, Green Valley, AZ at 10 am Monday, April 22.

Reception "" Open house 1 to 4 p.m. will be held on Monday, April 22, at her daughter Stacie's home, 2102 W. Vista Ridge Drive, Green Valley.

Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Apr. 21, 2013