In Loving Memory
On May 27, 2021, Patricia "Pat" (Childers) unexpectedly passed away at the age of 81. Pat is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Michael) Peterson/Linner of Pahrump, NV, and four sons, Lawrence (Chris) Peterson, Jr. of Sparta, WI, Charles (Joan) Peterson of Phillips, WI, Michael Peterson of Presque Isle, WI, and Timothy (Sandra Haines-Elliot) Peterson of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by grandchildren Kaitlyn Linner, Shane, Cody, and Riley Peterson, Derek (Miranda) Peterson, Whitney Peterson, Melanie (Josh) Saykally, Lindsey and Tyler Peterson, with 6 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Valerie Miller and Karen Raisanen-Wilke. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Rose Childers, siblings baby Jimmy and John "Jinx" Childers, Jr, and brothers-in-law Raymond Miller, and Robert Raisanen.
Pat was born on July 14, 1939, in Marenisco, MI. She graduated from Marenisco High School in 1957. Pat was married in 1958, and divorced in 1978. With her strong faith, Pat was a wonderful mother who raised five children single handedly with occasional help from her family. She was also an active member of Trinity Assembly of God in Pahrump, NV for over 30 years, and frequently volunteered her time there. One of those volunteer programs she was a part of was called Celebrate Recovery. She also volunteered at Manse Elementary for a brief period. She had various jobs over the course of her life ranging from cooking, to cleaning, to taking care of the elderly, to childcare, to making meals. One of her last jobs was cleaning Trinity Assembly of God which she would state she felt was her ministry to God. She always went out of her way to pray for anyone and everyone; some would even consider her a prayer warrior.
A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. She will be cremated by Pahrump Family Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Assembly of God, or Celebrate Recovery in Pahrump, NV.