Patricia Colburn ZellerFebruary 19, 1929 ~ January 22, 2017 (age 87)
After an extended illness Patricia (Pat) Colburn Zeller passed away peacefully at Porter’s Hospice facility on Sunday, January 22nd. Pat was born in Aurora, Illinois, on 2/19/1929. She had a wonderful childhood and felt she was much loved as an only child. Pat went to grade school, high school and college in Naperville, IL. She received a B.S. degree in Zoology from North Central College. Her education continued for one more year at Northwestern University, where she received her Medical Technician Degree. One of her fondest recollections was when she went on a memorable bicycle trip thru Europe for three and a half months, an extraordinary feat for a young woman in those days! While working at the hospital in Highland Park, IL, Pat met her first husband, Elliott Colburn. Pat and Elliott were married, and their first son, Larry, was born. Because of Larry’s severe asthma, they moved to California, ultimately living in Wrightwood, CA. Their second son, Ed, was born in Glendale, CA. Larry’s asthma worsened in junior high school, so the family moved to Colorado. Pat worked at Littleton Medical Center and Pediatrics, starting in 1976. After Elliott and Pat were divorced, she met and married Warren Zeller. She gained instant status as Grandma Pat from her new grandchildren Jeff, Brooke, Cara, Charlie, Sam and Maggie. She also added stepson Warren (Bonnie) and stepdaughter Kim (Jim). Warren and Pat had a loving marriage and were able to travel the world together. Pat is preceded in death by her son Larry and her husband Warren. Pat was an active member at St. James Presbyterian Church. She considered St. James and the wonderful congregation to be another essential part of her extended family. Pat will be greatly missed, however she was looking forward to a life free of pain and going home with Jesus. A memorial service has been scheduled for February 15th, 2:00 p.m., at St. James Presbyterian Church. Should friends desire please send contributions to St. James Presbyterian Church, Friends of Man, or North Central College in Naperville, Il.
1. St. James Presbyterian Church, 3601 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 or http://sjpres.org/givingonline/
2. Friends of Man, P.O. Box 937, Littleton, CO 80160-0937
3. Office of Institutional Advancement, North Central College, 30 N. Brainaird St., CM 247, Naperville, IL 60540 or https://www.applyweb.com/public/contribute?s=ncccamp