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Patricia Kay Perry
September 16, 1951 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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On February 6th, 2024, Patty Perry passed away peacefully in her home in Lamoille, NV. Pat had a beautiful soul that touched everyone she met. She had the biggest heart and she shared that with those around her.
Pat, Patty, Trish, Patricia, or G.G., she went by many names. She was a loving friend, sister, Aunt, Great Aunt, and one of the world’s best joke tellers. She was born in Herlong, CA on September 16th, 1951. She grew up with her family in Yerington, NV. She worked at a day care when she was younger. She loved working with the kids, especially the babies.
She moved to live with her sister Peggy in Elko in 1999, where she went to work for Ruby Mountain Resource Center until she finally retired in 2018. During that time, she also started her long extensive career as an athlete in the Special Olympics. She played in many sports but loved bowling more than anything. She was highly decorated with many gold medals in her years as an Olympian, but the friends that she met along the way meant more to her than the gold.
Among her proudest accomplishments were the 9 years that she lived in her own apartment in Elko, her years as a Special Olympian, and her dedication to her work.
Aunt Pat loved her family more than anything. She was the #1 fan at all of her nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grandnephews games. All the coaches and players knew her by name and loved seeing her cheering them on at the games.
Anyone who knew Pat, knew she was a Raider fan. “Who is your favorite football team?” was usually her first question to people she would meet. Later in life Pat started a love for WWE, especially her favorite wrestler, Becky Lynch. As gentle of a soul that Pat was, she sure loved watching Becky cracking skulls.
The family extends its heart felt appreciation to Genesis Hospice for all the love and care over the past year. They became part of our extended family and will never be forgotten.
Survivors include her two sisters, Sue Driskill of Lewiston, ID, & Peggy Stewart of Lamoille, NV, brother-in-law Dave Stewart of Lamoille, NV, her niece Staci Kump (husband Greg Kump) of Richland, WA, her nephew Scott Stewart of Spring Creek, NV, her nephews Kevin Driskill of Lewiston, ID, Beau Driskill of Lewiston, ID, Sean Driskill of Boise, ID, 4 great nieces, 6 great nephews, and one great, great niece scattered across the western United States. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Dorothy and Bill Perry, and her nephew Tommy Stewart.
Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal Church in Elko, NV on February 17th at 1 pm.