Patricia (Pat) Martin Andreatta, 73, of Gold Canyon, Arizona passed quietly on the evening of June 12, 2022, at Banner – University Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, surrounded by her husband Andy and daughter Emily.
Pat was born on June 10, 1949 in Lusk, Wyoming, she was the daughter of the late Elburn L. Martin and Loma Phipps Griephan.
She received an associate degree in nursing and worked as an operating room nurse for twelve years. Pat then went to work for Scott Rice, who later merged with Office Scapes in Denver, Colorado, initially working in the library. From there, Pat was able to progress into office furniture sales and ultimately specialized in sales in the healthcare setting. She was known for her tenacity, attention to detail and customer advocacy. Pat’s work included contracts with University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus. She retired from OfficeScapes on February 28, 2015, after 35 years of service.
Pat and Andy relocated to Gold Canyon, AZ in April of 2018, and gradually developed a group of close friends.
Pat enjoyed being physically active and passed this love on to her daughter. She enjoyed downhill, cross-country and water skiing, cycling, hiking, and later in life pickle ball. Pat also enjoyed traveling, reading, playing mahjong, cooking, watching the hummingbirds drink her homemade nectar and drinking wine and spending time with her friends and family on her back porch.
She is survived by her husband Andy, Gold Canyon, Arizona, Daughter, Dr. Emily Robbins, Richmond, VA, Sister, Jo Young, Gold Canyon, Arizona, Baby Sister, Sheila Friar (deceased), Nieces and Nephews Tina Turner-Walters (Steven), Denver, Colorado, Tiffany Turner, Denver, Colorado, Samuel Russell Friar, Jr., (Amber), Blythewood, SC, William Thomas Friar (Margaret), Tegucigalpa, Honduras, James Martin Friar (Brittin), Prosperity, SC, Brittney Anderson (Chad), Springfield, Illinois, Alex Andreatta (Rachel) Taylorville, Illinois, Sarah Hintz (Brian), Groveland, Illinois, Timothy (TJ) Estelle, Plano, TX, Amber Jones (Aaron), Lebanon Illinois, Todd Carlock (deceased), Lebanon, Illinois, Great Nieces and Nephews, Riley, Mia, Miles, Hayden, Thomas, Suzanna, Logan, Bethany, Connor, Alyssa, Ava, and Bri.
The family plans to have celebration of life ceremonies in both Denver, Colorado and Gold Canyon, Arizona to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Patricia’s memory to support the Andrew M. McDougall Brain Metastasis Clinic and Research Program and Dr. Jen Wargo’s microbiome research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or at the fundraising URL: https://secure3.convio.net/mdacc/site/TR/DIY/General?px=1493388&pg=personal&fr_id=1543