Patricia Ann Ruzicka (Leadville)

Born: Sat., Jul. 17, 1937
Died: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church


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Patricia Ann Ruzicka, 81 of Leadville, Colorado since 1961 passed away on January 5, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  She was born on July 17, 1937 in Park River, North Dakota to William and Dorothy (Schultz) Duray.  On August 10, 1956, Patricia married Alois Paul Ruzicka in Grafton, North Dakota.

Patricia worked outside of the home for a number of years until 1978, when she was able to stay at home to take care of her family.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time outdoors.  She loved game shows and her family was her pride and joy.

Patricia is survived by her sons Paul (Judy) Ruzicka of Leadville, Clark Ruzicka of Leadville and Kim Ruzicka of Grand Junction, Colorado; daughters Tami (David) Hicks of Leadville and Kelly (Scott) Phillips of Salida, Colorado; grandchildren Kevin (Rebekah) Ruzicka of Ault, Colorado, Katie (Calvin) Brown of Monte Vista, Colorado, Kendra Ruzicka of Denver, Kyle Ruzicka of Denver, Brittany Phillips of Salida, Jesse Phillips of Pueblo, Colorado, Dillon Phillips of Salida, Daniel Hicks of Coupeville, Washington, Matthew Hicks of Coupeville and Christopher Hicks of Leadville; great grandchildren Payton and Makayla Brown of Monte Vista; sisters Mary (Larry) Burger of Thompson, North Dakota and Betty Lien of Grafton, North Dakota; brothers Bill (Linda) Duray of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Larry Duray of Crookston, Minnesota and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Alois, her parents and brothers Dan Duray, Jerry Duray, Gene Duray and John Duray.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leadville.  Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Leadville with a reception to follow at the Annunciation Church Hall in Leadville.

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