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Vail Daily obituary: Patsy Lou Shankel, 1939-2017

Patsy Lou Shankel passed peacefully into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on March 18, 2017. She was born on Feb. 17, 1939, to Charles and Chloe Wright and from that day forward brought love, life and laughter to all of those she touched.

Patsy was active in high school basketball in her younger days and supported the PTA and Booster Clubs with her children in her later years. She cherished her church callings and loved serving others, but most of all she loved having parties and playing cards with family and friends.

Patsy is preceded in death by her parents, son Timothy, sister Jimmie Borah, sister Charlotte Ziegler, brother Stevie Wright. She is survived by her loving husband, David; son Chet (Joanne); daughter Martye (Gerald); daughter Terri (Stan); seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.



A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday at the LDS church on 934 Gypsum Creek Road in Gypsum.

The viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m. If you can wear something red it would be great as it was her favorite color. Please send flowers, cards and gifts to 902 Mayne Street, Gypsum CO 81637.

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