Patricia Holmes

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Patricia Beth Holmes

1959 - 2018

Patricia Beth Holmes lived life beautifully from Feb. 20, 1959, until July 30, 2018.

Patricia was an extraordinarily gifted, strong, and fearless woman who lived a true artist's lifestyle, fighting and doing it "her way" right until she was taken from us.

She lived with her husband, Greg Holmes, whom she met 43 years ago at the A&P grocery store in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Patricia and Greg have a son, Brandon Holmes, who possesses her creative talents, speaks fluent Japanese, and has the same kindness and personality as his mom. Patricia was a mother, wife, girlfriend, sister, daughter, artist, mentor, pastry chef, fashion model, business woman, textile lover, XRT listener, and beach rock collector who was, and will always be unforgettable.

Her life included appearances on Oprah, fashion shows with Gianni Versace, and print ads with Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford during her fashion career. Patricia changed the pastry and dessert world when she founded Spirit Bear Company Baking and in the early nineties, with locations in Hinsdale and Geneva, Ill. Her gifted artistic talents, combined with her self-taught cooking and baking skills allowed her to create beautiful, delicious, and fun 3D cookie sculptures and other sculpted culinary creations that always tasted as good as they looked.

The family will be planning a Life Celebration in honor of Patricia in Chicago, in September, at a date to be determined.

She is survived by her husband, Greg; son, Brandon; and seven siblings, Cynthia (Kenneth) Seidler, Dr. Peter (Mary Pat) Fries, Timothy (Carol) Fries, Elizabeth (John) Wilson, Robert (Laurie) Fries, Mark (Curt Larson) Fries, and Louanne Fries. Patricia was an aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.

The family is accepting donations to offset significant medical costs. Donations can be made at

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory

5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533

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Proko Funeral Home
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Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 654-3533
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Published online at on Aug. 12, 2018