Patricia Holmquist

8/18/40 – 3/18/11

Patricia T. (Fairbanks) Holmquist, 70, of Sioux Falls, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

A family visitation and memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, for Patricia, on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Heartland Funeral Home.

Patricia T. Fairbanks was born on August 18, 1940 to Hyle and Thelma (Anderson) Fairbanks in Puyallup, WA. She was raised and educated in the same area and graduated from high school there. Patricia went on to work for the Rainier State School for the mentally challenged. She was a care giver for over 30 years at the school until her health forced her to retire.

Pat then moved to the Springfield, Missouri area for a few years and then she relocated to Sioux Falls four years ago to be closer to her sons and grandchildren.

Patricia will be dearly missed by her two sons; Mike (Cherie) Connolly and David Connolly, both of Sioux Falls, ten grandchildren, and two brothers; David Fairbanks, Orville, CA and Warren Fairbanks of Ada, OK.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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  • mary schrupp says:

    I was very saddened to hear about Pat’s death. I work at Good Sam Village in the therapy dept. and Pat was one of our favorite residents. Whenever she saw you, she would wave and her eyes would light up and she would motion you to her.
    She would take your hand and hold it to her face. It was the sweetest gesture. She was a kind and gentle woman and I will truly miss her. My heart goes out to her family at this very sad time.

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