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Patrick Jung Huddleston

March 20, 1953 ~ September 17, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Patrick Huddleston Obituary

Patrick Jung Huddleston, 70, of Johnstown, Colorado passed away on September 17, 2023 in Greeley, Colorado surrounded by his family. Born on March 20, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Pam, children, Lauren Huddleston, Patrick Huddleston and his wife Ginny, grandkids Miles and Tatum, brothers Mike Huddleston and Kevin Huddleston, and their wives Kathy and Linda.

The world has lost a one-of-a-kind character in Pat, who leaves behind a trail of memorable mischief, lots of laughter, and a legacy of ornery love that will never be replaced. 

Pat spent his early years in Pine, Colorado where his love for the outdoors and shenanigans began. Later, Pat’s parents and siblings relocated to Englewood, Colorado where Pat attended Englewood High School. His time in school was spent playing football, running track, playing ping pong at lunch, and getting into trouble with friends. 

After high school, Pat owned a garage where he proudly worked on English cars. It was there where he fell in love for the first time… with his old, fluorescent orange bug eyed Sprite. He took great joy in long drives with the top down and working on the Sprite in his garage. He stayed true to his love of cars throughout his life and loved tinkering on the family car at home. Later you could find him with the top down in another vehicle, his beloved jeep wrangler. Exploring the Colorado mountains with family and friends, always looking to find the “hairiest” road possible was truly a highlight of his life. Ouray, Colorado was an extra special place for Pat, and will remain especially meaningful for his family. 

In 1979, Pat reconnected with high school sweetheart Pam Jones. They were married in 1980 and welcomed daughter Lauren in 1984 and son Patrick in 1987. Being a dad was one of Pat’s favorite accomplishments. The life lessons he bestowed started small. like how to appropriately hold the flashlight while he was working, and grew in depth and purpose. He instilled a love of sports and taught them the importance of working hard, being true, and overcoming immense obstacles. 

One of Pat’s greatest joys was coaching baseball. From tee ball to coach pitch to competitive triple crown tournaments, Pat was a mentor, motivator, and master of the game. His players knew that beneath the gruff exterior was a man who believed in them and their potential. He instilled not only the skills of baseball, but also the values of teamwork and dedication. 

Throughout his life, Pat was a master carpenter. He worked for most of his life in the wood working field from building doors, laying trim, and creating magic with two by fours. He was a true craftsman, and he could turn wood into works of art and functionality. He built many beautiful pieces of furniture that will live on as reflections of his skill, dedication, and attention to detail. 

Pat retired in 2018 and enjoyed time four wheeling and RVing with his wife, kids, and friends. He reconnected with old friends, spent time with his favorite four legged companions, and rekindled his love of fishing. Pat enjoyed shooting sporting clays, and trap on the weekends. The immeasurable joy came not just from the sport, but the comradery of friends and fellow enthusiasts. In his retirement he was able to welcome his first grandkid, Miles Huddleston. Spending time with Miles brought limitless joy. He instilled his love of cars and sports onto Miles, and Miles reminded him of the importance of patience and taught him how to Facetime like a pro. Just a few days before his passing, he was able to meet his new granddaughter, Tatum, who will grow up knowing that Super Grandpa is watching over her among the stars. 

Of all the hats Pat wore, conversationalist probably fit him best. He had a remarkable talent for striking up conversations with anyone he encountered. He would chat with cashiers, strangers in restaurants, even passersby on the street. In five minutes, he could have just about anyone sharing laughs and stories like old pals. It’s a testament to his love of people, and the love people had for Pat. He leaves behind a legacy of friendship and love, and a family who will forever cherish the memories of his ornery antics, his warm heart, and the enduring mark he made in their lives. 

If you are called to donate, the family has requested, in lieu or flowers, donations to The American Kidney Fund (kidneyfund.org) or The American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).

Services will be held at Drinkwine Family Mortuary on October 2, 2023 at 1:00pm, followed by a celebration with family and friends at Locavore Beer Works (5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80123). All who loved Pat are invited to join and celebrate his life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Monday
October 2, 2023

1:00 PM
Drinkwine Family Chapel (Littleton, Colorado)

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