Patricia Ann Blair |

Patricia Ann Blair

Patricia Ann Blair of New Castle died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at her home. She was 78.

Visitation will be from 7-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, at the Farnum Holt Funeral Chapel, 405 W. 7th St. in Glenwood Springs, followed by a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 761 Birch Ave. in Rifle, with the Rev. Robert Hehn officiating.

Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in New Castle.

Mrs. Blair was born July 30, 1925, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Eleanor Sartor and Percy Raymond Froude.

She spent her childhood in San Bernardino and graduated from St. Bernadine’s High School.

She attended the University of California at Berkeley.

She married John Jones Blair on March 8, 1945, in San Bernardino.

Mrs. Blair was a homemaker, and lived in New Castle for the past two years.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Rifle, and of various philanthropic organizations throughout her life.

She enjoyed reading, golf and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Froude.

Mrs. Blair is survived by her husband, John Jones Blair of New Castle; by sons and daughters-in-law John and Christine Blair of Germantown, Tenn., and David and Laura Blair of Basalt; by daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Marc Heuer, and Jeannie and Harold Cox, all of New Castle; by a sister, Laura Jean Eichenberg of San Bernardino; by grandchildren Jeannie Mickelson, of Boise, Idaho, Jason Blair of Eugene, Ore., Matthew Cox, Becky Westphal and Pattie Krueger, all of Glenwood Springs, Kyle Blair of Collierville, Tenn., Andrew Blair of Hollywood, Calif., Dereck Cox and Jack Scott, both of Glenwood Springs; and by five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Public Library, 402 W. Main St., New Castle, CO 81642, or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 761 Birch Ave., Rifle, CO 81650.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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