March 28, 1928-Feb. 3, 2018
Patricia F. Stanton passed away comfortably on Feb. 3, 2018 from flu complications.
Pat was born March 28, 1928 in Sharon, Connecticut and raised in Lakeville. She married Stephen A. Stanton in 1949 and soon had a small family. Greener pastures soon called and the family moved to Tampa, Florida. Pat found her calling working at the University of South Florida Library while Steve found his as a deputy sheriff. The white mountains called in 1976 and they moved to Helena, Montana. Steve passed in 1981 and Pat continued working, making friends and enjoying family and life. She worked at for the Helena Police and Lewis and Clark Sheriff Department from 1984-90 and then at the City/County building until retirement. All of her immediate family has passed along with a grandchild and great-grandchild.
She is survived by daughters, Sue (Norb) Roth of Helena, Karen (Butch) Phillips of Deer Lodge; son Paul (Shirley Chesterfield) Stanton of Helena; grandchildren, Steve (Blakely) Roth, Tona (Ken) Iwen, Nikki (Dan) Ingram, David Phillips (fiancée Dawn Blevins), and Jherianne (Keegan) Fluke; along with 9 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful attendants at Aspen/Beehive homes for their care these last months and especially these last days. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Peter’s Cancer Treatment Center who extended her life for 20 years or St. Peter’s Hospice who made her comfortable at the end.
A celebration of Pat's life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Avenue. A reception will follow in the social hall of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Peter’s Cancer Treatment Center, c/o St. Peter’s Hospital, 2475 Broadway, Helena, Montana 59601, who extended her life for 20 years or to Hospice of St. Peter’s Hospital, c/o St. Peter’s Hospital, 2475 Broadway, Helena, Montana 59601, who made her comfortable at the end. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Pat.