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Patricia Ann Bauer
December 7, 1934 ~ August 2, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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We are saddened to announce the passing of Patricia Ann Bauer, 88, on August 2nd, 2023. A Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Great Falls First Church of the Nazarene with a reception to follow.
Patricia was born on December 7, 1934, in Memphis, TN, to John L. and Ruth D. (Wright) Calamis. Here she was raised, attending local schools, and graduating in the spring of 1952.
Just a few months after graduating, Patricia married the love of her life, Thomas Bauer, on August 8, 1952. They would go on to share 2 children and 60 years of marriage before Thomas’ passing on September 11, 2012.
Throughout their lives, they would move to Green Ridge, MO, for 5 years, Rantoul, Il for 4, and eventually to Black Eagle MT. This is where they would settle, Patricia living there for 53 years.
Patricia worked in a variety of occupations. She worked for the Montana Title Company for 3 years, City Motors for 4 years, DJ’s Auto Plaza for 5 years, and eventually she became the office manager for the Montana Department of Transportation. Remarkably, after 20 dedicated years of employment here, she retired.
In her free time, Patricia enjoyed beading, quilting, and shopping. Her favorite place to shop was in Memphis, a trip she always looked forward to. Patricia also loved singing in church every Sunday. She loved her family dearly, and her biggest accomplishments in life were her 3 grandkids and 6 great grandchildren.
Patricia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas Bauer; Son, Marc Bauer; parents, John and Ruth Calamis; brother, John Calamis Jr.; sisters, Betty Henderson and Anita Barnes: and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Bauer.
She is survived by her son, Martin Bauer; sisters, Johnie Patterson and Mary Ennis; grandkids, Christina (Eric) Wood, Nathan (Patti) Bauer, and Shaun Bauer; and great grandkids, Brooklyn, Anton, Ethan, Riley, Ivy, and Xaiden.