Harvard, Nebraska, resident Barbara Patrick, 79, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the First United Methodist Church in Harvard with Pastor Buck Linton-Hendrick officiating. There will be no visitation as Barbara’s wishes were to be cremated. Burial will be at a later date in the Harvard Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home in Harvard is in care of the family.
Memorials may be given to the Red Bird Mission, Epworth Village or the St. Joseph’s Indian School.
Barbara was born Nov. 18, 1939, to Bertram T. and Fredrica J. (Primrose) Christensen in St. Paul, Nebraska. She graduated from high school in 1957 in Fremont, Nebraska. She attended two years of college at Hastings College and Mary Lanning School of Radiologic Technology in Hastings. After completing college, she became a teacher for MLMH school of Radiologic School of Technology. She married James Patrick on Feb. 6, 1960, in Fremont. Barbara became a homemaker after marriage. She was a trainer for Limited Scope Operator employed by Mary Lanning Heathcare.
She was a member of the Harvard First United Methodist Church, Glendale Club, “Evening Believers” A.R.R.T. Association, Afternoon Bible Study Circle, J.O.Y. Club and Methodist Youth Fellowship. Barbara was a Sunday School teacher. Her faith was very important to her. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family, Bible studies, reading, sewing, gardening, traveling, camping and she loved to cook.
She is survived by her husband, James of Harvard; children, Toni Patrick of York, Jamie (Tod) Dikeman of Ogallala and J. Todd Patrick of Farmington, Connecticut; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Amanda) Patrick, Derek Dikeman, Joshua (Nichole) Patrick, Ian Dikeman, Seth Dikeman, Alyssa Patrick and Luke Patrick; three great-grandchildren, Valerie Patrick, Celeste Patrick and Connor Patrick; two siblings, Richard (Dianne) Christensen, and Linda (Wendell) Heyen; “adopted” daughter, Dana (James) Nance; “adopted” grandchild, Srikanth (Paige) Kola; and nieces and nephews.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; and two children, Tamara Kaye Patrick and Jeffery Charles Patrick.