Patricia Ann Hartsfield was surrounded by love as she passed peacefully into the arms of the lord in the early morning hours of May 9, 2013 in Las Cruces, N.M. Patricia was born Jan. 21, 1951 to John and Norma Cowan and raised in San Francisco, Calif., where the she attended St. John's Ursuline High School. In 1971, she married Dennis Hartsfield and three years later moved to Petaluma, Calif., to start a family. Patricia worked for over 25 years in the medical community brightening the lives of everyone she came in contact with. Patricia is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Hartsfield of Las Cruces, N.M.; daughter Denise Morales (Luis) of Las Cruces; son Steven Hartsfield (Rebecca) of Windsor, Calif.; grandchildren Adam, Alyssa and Addyson Morales, Keira Hartsfield. Mother, Norma Cowan of Petaluma; sister Sue Thomsen (Rich) of Petaluma; brother David Cowan (Koppy) of Richmond, Calif.; mother-in-law Hallie Hartsfield of Prescott, Ariz.; brother-in-law Barry Hartsfield of Los Angeles, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father John Cowan; father-in-law Albert Hartsfield; and mother-in-law Lorraine Hartsfield. A celebration of life mass will be held at St. Albert's Newman Center on Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Raymond Flores officiating. Private inurnment to be held in Santa Rosa, Calif. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mesilla Valley Hospice 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005 or Campus Ministry, St. Albert's Parish Newman Center, 2416 Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88001.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on May 15, 2013