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Patricia "Pat" A. Van Voorhis
(February 23, 1947 - May 3, 2014)

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Patricia Anne (Landen) VanVoorhis

Of Madeira Beach, FL

Formerly of Grand Ledge, MI



Passed away surrounded by her family Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the age of 67. Pat was born February 23, 1947 to the late Charles and Marjorie (Trumble) Landen in Detroit, MI. She worked and retired from the Lansing Board of Water and Light after working her way up from a secretary to a computer programmer. After retirement she co-founded and She later founded Bead Me Up, a jewelry and bead design company. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved telling stories and reciting jokes and telling limericks. She enjoyed playing softball as “Scoop,” golfing, bowling, and racquetball. Pat and her husband Jan enjoyed their winters in Florida where she delighted in many beautiful sunsets over the Gulf and moonrises over the bay. In both of her homes, in Florida and in Michigan, she was able to showcase her gift and passion for interior decorating and design. She was truly “the glue” that held her friends and family together and she will be greatly missed by them all.  She is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Jan VanVoorhis, 3 children; “Big” Aimee (Cory) Stanford, Glen Bolian, and “Little” Amy (Michael) Potter, grandchildren; Ty, Trevor, Garrett, Baker, Ben, Sadie, and Shawn, her step-mother Frieda Landen, sisters, Barbara (Steve) Lebow and Nancy (Glenn) Hoffrichter, a brother Paul Landen, long time friend Francis Minor, and many loving extended family members and friends. The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel with Steve Ezop officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-7 P.M. and beginning Thursday at 11 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Pat and her courageous spirit. Condolences may be made at


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