Patricia L. Hunter passed away on Aug. 10, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Born in Laramie, Wyoming, on Oct. 7, 1946, Pat was the first child of Warren and Ethel Smith. She later moved to her childhood town of Powell, but also lived two years in Kabul, Afghanistan, where her father taught modern farming practices. After returning to Powell, Pat graduated from Powell High School and earned an associate’s degree from Northwest Community College.
Pat worked at home as a daycare provider until 1989, when she started in technical services at Security Public Library. She taught herself to use computer data entry, helped move the library to a digital system, and eventually became Technical Services Manager. She retired in 2009 after serving 20 years.
Throughout her life, Pat found ways to inspire and teach. From the PTO to Girl Scouts to teaching quilting at the library, Pat’s passion was helping others learn. With her knack for storytelling, she imparted both lessons and laughter. She also loved counted cross-stitch, knitting, crocheting, and, of course, quilting. Seeing pieces of fabric and thread turn into a beautiful piece of art amazed her, and she readily shared this joy with others.
Pat is survived by husband Don Hunter; daughter Heather Sanborn Duysen (Michael); granddaughter Riley Duysen; sister Diane Feather (Lee) of Sheridan and brother Gerald Smith of Sheridan; and many treasured friends.
She was pre-deceased by her son, Lawrence Sanborn, and both of her parents.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 South U.S. Highway 85-87, Fountain, Colorado.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.