Patty C. Mondragon

Patty C. Mondragon, 89, died peacefully at her home in Glenwood Springs, Colo., surrounded by her family on Monday, Sept. 3, 2013.

Patty was born on March 20, 1924, to Manuel and Antonia (Hernandez) Cruz, and grew up and went to school in Silt, Colo.

Patty eventually went on to become a nurse, graduating in 1960 from the La Junta Mennonite School of Practical Nursing and would spend her working career in the nursing field, including Valley View Hospital.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, except two sisters, Lola Cruz and Mary Lucero, both from Las Vegas.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Patty enjoyed her dog "Babe," and was "Aunt Patty" to those that knew her.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday. Please call, 970-945-8295 for time and directions.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Sept. 6, 2013