Del Norte – Patricia Marie Haefeli, 93, passed away on June 2, 2013 at Casa Illuminaria in Del Norte.
She was born on March 17, 1920 in Del Norte, Colorado to Garhart and Marion Stoeber. She graduated from Del Norte high school. She married John Edwin Haefeli and worked with him for many years selling honey. Patty enjoyed gardening and giving programs on bee keeping to anyone that had the time to learn. She also enjoyed going to the cabin to fish and relax.
Patricia is survived by her children John (Judy) Haefeli of Monte Vista and Dr. Patricia Edelen (Dr. Garnet) Smith of Kailua, Hawaii, her grandchildren; Tom (Laura) Haefeli, Vinci (Sean) Mills, Heather Haefeli (Steve Dennis), Brent (Nellie) Edelen, Steven (Ramona) Smith and Granddaughter-in-law Jennifer Smith, her great grandchildren, Frannie Edelen, Rose Edelen, Fenn Smith, Jasper Smith, John Haefeli, Luke Haefeli, Emilee Haefeli, Rylie Mills, Maclean Mills, Haley Martinez, Madilyn Martinez and Alexia Martinez, along with her siblings, Ernest (Donna) Stoeber, Hugo (Barbara) Stoeber, Josephine Beiriger, Bernice Feck, Mae (Pete) Peterson, Joe (Chiryia) Stoeber, Mike (Joan) Stoeber, Bobby Stoeber, Leola (Jim) Geiser, Lianna (Bob) McKinley, Bertha (Bill) Plane, Midge (John) Gallihugh and brother in law Gerald Langston along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Jo Ann Marie Haefeli and son Jay Douglas Haefeli as well as her siblings; George Stoeber, Bessie Beiriger, Edward Stoeber, Charles Stoeber, Emma Katherine Stoeber, James Beiriger, Theresa Langston and Floyd Beiriger.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday June 7, 2013 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista with the burial following in the Monte Vista Cemetery. A vigil with recitation of the rosary will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday June 6, 2013 also at the church in Monte Vista.