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Patricia Mary Gradine

October 3, 1951 — December 6, 2016

Patricia Mary Gradine

In Offering...With our sincere sympathy we trust you will find in it abundant consolation in your sorrow. Christ's Life and Teachings are the source of that courage and hope that all of us need in time of bereavement. His words and example can help us, as nothing else can, to bear our loss and continue to live as he would have us live---with peace in our hearts. In the performance of our service we have endeavored to lighten your burden in every way possible. We sincerely hope that we were able to do this. To preserve for you the cherished memories of your loved one we present to you This Memorial. With our Deep and Lasting Sympathy 

Patricia Mary Gradine, 65, of Paulden, Arizona, passed away on 12/6/2016 at Banner University Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Memorial Services will be held 12/15/2016 at 1pm at Ruffner-Wakelin/Bradshaw Crematory. Address: 8480 East Valley Road, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. Burial will be in January, 2017 at Fort Snelling, MN. Date to be determined.

Patricia Mary Carlson was born in Hastings, Minnesota to Floyd Leslie Carlson and Muriel Joyce Carlson. She went to Charles M. Russell High School in Great Falls, Montana and graduated Class of 1969. She Married Patrick Kevin Gradine June 9th, 1984 Saint Paul, Minnesota. She graduated with a Bachelorette's Degree in Social Services from Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Pat worked as a social worker in various Non-profit Organizations including Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, and East Metro Women's Council. She is the wife of a service member.  

Patricia is preceded  in death by her loving Husband Patrick Kevin Gradine, her Father Floyd Leslie Carlson and Mother Muriel Joyce Bortz. Sisters Rose, Cora and Joycelyn.  

She is survived by Sons Brian Scott Carlson Sr and Robert Williams Skallerud of Paulden, Arizona. Step Daughters Melissa Raines Mull, and Maggie J. Voth. Sister Marlene of Minnesota. Grandchildren Brian Scott Carlson Jr, Jacob Cade Carlson, Jarrod Emannuel Carlson of Chino Valley, Arizona. Brianna Marie Carlson/Jones, New London, Minnesota and Donivan Scott Schnegelberger of Wisconsin. Mother in Law Rosemary Gradine, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Daughter in Law Monica Dejesus Espino, Chino Valley, Arizona. Lifelong Friends Larry and Lori Stai, South Saint Paul, Minnesota. Pets: Doodles, Pappa, and Mittens.  

Flowers or donations can be sent to: 8480 East Valley Road, Prescott Valley, AZ, c/o Patricia M. Gradine. Contact: Kelly Fitzpatrick at 928-445-2221 or Brian S. Carlson at 612-819-7749.  

The family of Patricia wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Doctors and Staff of Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ, and Banner - University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. 

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou annointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.       -PSALM 23.

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Past Services


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Ruffner-Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory

8480 East Valley Road, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

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