January 18, 1932 - February 5, 2019
Burial Date: February 11, 2019
Funeral Home Baker, MT
FUNERAL MASS: 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Baker.
Funeral Mass for Patricia “Pat” O’Connor, 87, of Baker, MT, will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Baker, with Father Philip Chinnappan celebrating. Burial will follow at Bonnievale Cemetery, Baker.
Pat passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker.
Patricia “Pat” O’Connor was born January 18, 1932 in Baker, MT to John and Cecilia (Lovec) Zupanik. She grew up on the family farm south of town in the Webster community. She attended grade school at the Chimney Creek School. Pat paid her own tuition, room and board at Sacred Heart High School by working at Holy Rosary hospital. After graduation, she returned to Baker where she worked as a telephone operator.
Of all her accomplishments, Pat was most proud and cherished her role as mother to her three children and their families, John (Karla) O’Connor, Baker, MT; Jodie (Randy) Hoenke, Baker; Jim (Teri) O’Connor, Spring, TX; Grandchildren, JJ (Lori) O’Connor, Baker; Rachel (Vern) Brown, Marmarth, ND; Shawn (Jessica) Hoenke, Mankato, MN; Darcie (Derrick) O’Donnell, Baker; Jordan O’Connor, Spring, TX; Ryan Miller, Houston TX; great-grandchildren, Halle, Cadence and Clyde Brown; Nihla, Jaxton, Asher and Liam Hoenke; Dawson and Henley O’Donnell. She extended this care and love to her in-laws, Janice (Clancy) Iverson, Billings, MT; Jack (Claudine) O’Connor, Ismay, MT; Nick (Herchel) O’Connor, Baker, MT; Danny (Lynette) O’Connor, Plevna, MT; along with her nieces and nephew, Vivian, Billy, Valarie, and Vicky.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; both of her parents, John and Cecilia; great-granddaughter Ella Brown; Brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Sandy Zupanik; in-laws, Joyce, Lona and Butch.