Obituary of Patricia Jean Angell
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Patricia Jean Angell at her home in Tucson who moved into her heavenly home on April 19, 2023. She will be dearly missed.
Pat was born August 21, 1935, in Danville, Illinois to Alberta Maxine (Traphagen) and Merlin John Kelly.
She grew up in Danville and graduated from Schlarman High School in 1953. She then went on to complete her Registered Nursing degree at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Danville.
Pat married Norman Dean Angell on October 24, 1959. Soon after, they moved to Columbus, Ohio where their four children were born. In 1971, they made the decision to move the family to Tucson, Arizona for the beautiful southwest climate.
Some significant joys in Pat’s life were her faith, her family, cheerleading, nursing, and sports which never ceased throughout her life.
She had a strong Catholic faith and shared her love for God and prayer with others. Through her example, we learned the power of prayer and the strength of God’s love.
Pat loved her days as a high school cheerleader at Schlarman. She was a cheerleader at heart and always encouraged us to follow our dreams and never give up. She attended countless games and events across the miles to cheer on her children and grandchildren. She was an avid sports fan and enthusiastically supported her favorite college teams, the University of Arizona and Ohio State.
Pat loved being a nurse and took pride in her profession. During her nursing career, she worked at Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus. She also worked at University Medical Center, Tucson Medical Center, and Kino Hospital in Tucson.
Through her faith, cheering, and nursing, Pat was the heart of her family, sharing in all their joys and sorrows. Her grandchildren will always remember her frequent phrase of encouragement to them: “Stay safe, stay smart, stay strong, and have fun.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, Merlin and Alberta Kelly; husband, Norman Angell; brother, Michael F. Kelly; parents-in-law, Florence and Charles Angell; sister-in-law and brother in-law, Beverly and Gerald Harper; aunts, Mildred, Nadine, Irene, and Tutti.
Pat is survived by children Kelly (Fili) Islas, Karla Angell-Holmes, Eric (Chris) Angell, and Teresa Angell; grandchildren Kyle Angell, Katie (Jared) Andrew, Kevin Holmes, Jordyn Holmes, Rachel Islas, Mark Islas, Jacob (Kim) Islas, and Sara Islas (David); great grandchildren Della, Emilia, and Jacob; sisters- and brother-in-law Bobbie and Ron Larsen and Mary Jean Kelly; nieces and nephews Sue (John) Hendrickson, Nancy Kelly, John (Becki) Kelly, Michael Harper, Lori (Paul) Melchi, Temple(Rich) Smolen,; grand nieces and nephews Ellie, Matt, Nick, Amanda, Jack, Cody, Bailey, Christopher, and Kelsey; many cousins including Brad (Dana) Wheeler and Barry Wheeler.
We are comforted in knowing that Pat is in eternal peace with our Savior and reunited with the love of her life.
There will be a rosary at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, followed by a Funeral Mass at 2:30 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 8650 North Shannon Road, Tucson, Arizona 85742.
Interment will be at Noon on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 15950 North Luckett Road, Marana, Arizona 85653, where she will join her husband Norman Angell, who proudly served with the Coast Guard during the Korean War. He will also receive military honors.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia Angell, please visit Tribute Store
Interment with Military Funeral Honors