MONTE VISTA — Patricia Ann Dickerson/Nash/Davie, ‘Pat’, was born in Monte Vista, CO to Ethylan and Cleo Dickerson. Pat was full of energy, faith and love until the day she went to live her eternal life with the Lord.
Pat married her true love, Lyle Martin Nash, at the age of 18 and had four children, Larry, Chet, Peggy and Jacquie. While diligently raising her children, Pat worked as a cook for Del Norte Schools.
After the unexpected death of Lyle, Pat went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in education at Adams State College and became a teacher at Sargent School where she positively impacted the lives of so many for 23 years. Pat was one of the fortunate souls to find another love, Ross A. Davie, whom she was married to for 49 years until his death. Along with her life as an educator, Pat lived the life of a working ranch hand. She conducted cattle and sheep drives, harvested, sorted and sold potatoes, bucked hay, nurtured the bum lambs, tended to the horses, and anything else she could help with on the Flying F ranch.
Pat was an avid outdoorswoman, climbing 10 fourteeners, her last at the age of 72. She loved her home on the ranch, and even more so, loved sharing that life with her 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Pat served many years on the Rio Grande Search and Rescue, as a member of the Val Alto Society, Red Hats Society, a member of Pioneer United Church as a Deaconess, Eastern Star where she was the longest standing member in the San Luis Valley as of 2019, and volunteered an unprecedented amount of hours to Del Norte Schools, 4-H, and Boys and Girls Club.
Patricia loved people, she loved her family, and her love for all those she encountered naturally made her a staple in so many lives. She was tough as nails; all would agree there is not a soul that is tougher.
Patricia’s hobbies included Line Dancing and Square Dancing, hiking, swimming, volunteering, riding horses, particularly bareback, attending the Creede Theatre and Saturday night dancing at Boogie’s, the faster the dance the more she loved it. Her favorite past times were riding the backcountry, hiking fourteeners, trips to Las Vegas, competing in the Bolder Boulder, and anything that had to do with family. Pat’s legacy is the love she passed on to any living being she came across. Her family was her focus, and she wanted nothing more than to just be with them, no matter the activity involved… she was simply happy to be with her family. She would gladly take the time to sit and visit with anyone, but if she were on the move, you had better be ready to keep up.
In the final years of her life, her favorite thing was to visit Antelope Springs, hike the ranch with her son Chet and enjoy the scenery with Chet, her daughter-in-law Frances and any who visited. Pat loved to ride the four-wheeler, bask in the sun on the porch swing or in the sunroom, count the cars (or lack thereof) that would pass, rest by the fireplace, and watch the vast amounts of wildlife nearby.
Patricia is preceded in her journey to the Lord by her son Larry (4), husband Lyle, sister Barbara, granddaughter Eve, brother Sonny, husband Ross, and brother David. Those in the flesh to honor Pat’s legacy are her three children Chet, Peggy and Jacquie, nine grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by many others who were important to her - many relatives, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, the countless numbers of those lives she impacted, and her dog Cutie.
It was Pat’s wish not to conduct any Memorial or Funeral upon her death. We will fully respect her wishes with a Celebration of her Life.
There will be two opportunities in the upcoming year to Celebrate the Life of Patricia Davie. More information will be announced on a virtual celebration as well as a gathering at Antelope Springs, later. It was Patricia’s wishes to be cremated and have her ashes spread over her favorite place on Earth, Antelope Springs Ranch in Creede, Colo.
“Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.” – Henry Scott Holland
Arrangements in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.