Patricia Elizabeth Marsh was born on October 31, 1924 in Rapid City, South Dakota, the daughter of Dora and Kenneth Peterson. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church and she grew up and attended school in Franklin prior to moving to Dell Rapids, South Dakota. She graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1942. She then attended nurses training before moving to Midland, Michigan.
Patricia married Joseph Robert Marsh on June 3, 1944 in Midland, Michigan. They lived in Midland, Michigan from 1944 to 1945. They moved to Dell Rapids, South Dakota in 1945 and raised their family. In 1971 they moved to Mesa, Arizona and lived there until present. They celebrated 64 years of marriage in June 2008.
Patricia passed away on October 12, 2013 in Mesa, Az. She was 88 years old and was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Dora Peterson, her son Robert Charles Marsh, and her loving husband Joseph Robert Marsh who was grateful for having shared her life.
She was a member of the Dell Rapids Lutheran Church and many of the church organizations, Patty retired from J.C. Penney’s after 15 years, and she was very active in her children’s and grandchildren’s lives, and she also enjoyed golfing, bowling and bridge.
Grateful for having shared her life; her daughter, Mary Jo Gannon and husband John Gannon of Mesa, Az.; her two sons; James Marsh of Mesa, Az., Larry Marsh and wife Sherry Marsh of Sioux Falls, SD., her 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and her sister Peggy Drummond of Mesa, Az.