Patricia T. Parker

March 2nd, 1930October 6th, 2019

Patricia Irene Hughes Tracy Parker entered eternal peace on October 6, 2019 at the age of 89. She was born on March 2, 1930 to Emery Henry and Katherine (Brady) Hughes in Texas. She married Julius “Corky” Aaron Tracy, Jr. on August 5, 1950. That union produced six children.

Patricia attended college at Lady of the Lakes in San Antonio, and later the University of Texas in Austin where she was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. She continued to participate in the sorority after moving to Boulder, Colorado. She was also a member of the Boulder Jaycees. Pat volunteered at Camp Fire Girls for many years. She also volunteered as a nurse’s aide at Douglas Elementary and Platt Junior High where she was available to fix many of the children’s boo-boos. She enjoyed her time in Grand Lake and lived up there for many years. The Grand Lake Theatre held a special spot in her heart. Later, she became a lifelong member of PEO. She loved traveling and was a longtime member of the Columbine Caravan Club and the Longmont Drifters Club of the Red Dale Wagon Train.

Patricia loved her pets, of which she had many. She raised sheep, along with many dogs and cats. She often spoke of her paint horse, Beauty.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, “Corky”; second husband, Kenneth Parker; brother, John; grandson, Michael Aaron Tracy Jr., and great grandson, William Benjamin Redland.

She is survived by her brother, Louis B. Hughes (Edwina); sister, Katherine (Tinka) Quigley (Maurice); children, Kathy Townsend (Don), Edwin Tracy (Glenda), Michael Tracy (Gaylan), Susan Frank (Steve), Emery Tracy (Cindy), and Stephen Tracy. Patricia is also survived by twenty-one grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren as well as a host of friends and family who all love and will miss her dearly.

A rosary will be said for Patricia at Darrell Howe Mortuary on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. with Deacon John Pontillo officiating.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 715 Cabrini Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026, on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will take place at Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery following the service. Father Joseph A. Hartmann willl officiate the commital.



A Rosary service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Darrell Howe Mortuary, all are welcome to attend.  Her Funeral Mass will be held on 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery, Boulder.


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Mom, I will miss you & all the fun times we had. The times sitting around the dining room table on holidays telling story’s laughing so hard no one could speak & laughing so hard we were crying. The 3-week family road trip I was included in before Mike & I were married was one of my favorite trips ever. Getting us involved in the camping group with you & Pop. So many memories etched in my heart. Love You Mom & will miss you. I am so happy you will no longer be in pain & happy to be back with Pop once again. Love Gaylan
The Dunbar family spent many, many vacations with The Tracy family. Every one of them was so special, just like Pat. You will be fondly remembered and never forgotten. Jayn, Peggy, Susie, Mike, Kelly and Trent.