-- 1956 ~ 2011 --
August 27, 2011, Patti Jean Geddes, 54, passed away peacefully
in her sleep and returned to the loving arms of her Father
in Heaven. She was born October 27, 1956 in Albuquerque,
NM, to James Whitehead and Sylvia Jean Myers Geddes. Patti
was the oldest of seven children.
A friendly, outgoing, beautiful individual - Patti played
flute in the band and orchestra, was selected Homecoming
Queen and graduated with honors from Coeur d'Alene (Idaho)
High School in 1974. She attended Brigham Young University
and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public
Relations and Organizational Communications.
She married Richard Gerdts in 1976. Although the marriage
ended, Patti and Rich remain the proud parents of two beautiful
daughters, Kelli Rachael and Adrian Michelle.
Patti excelled in various professional positions. She served
diligently in her many LDS Church callings. She was a talented
musician, author, poet and avid reader. Patti was known
for her generosity and love toward her fellowman. Despite
her personal battles with emotional and physical adversities,
she touched many lives for good and remained upbeat and
Patti is survived by her two daughters, Rachael (Brennan)
Bates and Adrian (Ryan) De Prima; four grandchildren, Carter,
Savanna, Gavin and Cash Bates; and six siblings, Michael,
Deanna, Tom, John, Betsy and Marci. She was preceded in
death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 2, 2011
at 12 noon in the Cedar Hills 7th Ward LDS Chapel. (9737
Chesterfield Dr. - Cedar Hills, UT 84062) Visitation will
be held one hour prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. under
the direction of Warenski Funeral Home. A Graveside Service
will be held at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens (7315 N.
Government Way - Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815) on Tuesday, September
6, 2011 at 11:00 am.