Patricia Ann Janssen

March 25, 1953August 8, 2014

Patricia Ann (Smith) Janssen of Boulder, Colorado passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8 in Leadville, Colorado. She was born March 25, 1953 in Portsmouth, Virgina to Dr. Thales Haskell Smith and Charone (Helberg) Smith. Patricia (Patty) was a bright spirit who touched all who met her. In her wonderful life she was a Montessori teacher, a savvy assistant to many executives, a community activist, and most dearly a dedicated mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Steven Janssen; her children Carly (Shurtleff) Wier, Mandi (Shurtleff) Tieder, and Anna Lisa Hughes; her stepchildren Alyssa Janssen and Christopher Hughes; her precious grandchildren Amelia Tieder and Cecilia Tieder; her father, Dr. Thales Haskell Smith; and her siblings Thales Smith, Jr.; Sandy Francom; Lisa Elder, Stephanie Berg, Steven Smith, and Gregory Smith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Charone Helberg Smith. Visitation will be on Friday, August 15, from 2pm to 4pm at Crist Mortuary 3395 Penrose Place in Boulder, Colorado.


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    Friday, August 15, 2014


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Kim Hofstra

August 15, 2014

Dear Uncle Steven and family,

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of Pat! She was a kind and loving woman!!

Brian, Kim, Lauren, Kayleigh and Benjamin

Kris and Bob Berquist

August 14, 2014

Dear Steve, We have fond memories of Pat walking the dogs down the road and participating in the neighborhood ladies luncheons. We are so sad to hear of her passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Cliff Janssen

August 14, 2014

A WONDERFUL Lady, Mother, Grandmother, Wife and Sister In Law called home to Heaven too Young!

Charlene Rogers

August 14, 2014

When we heard the news about the sudden passing of Pat our heart's were filled with sadness for your family and my dear brother Steven. We didn't get to spend a lot of time with Pat but when we did her beautiful smile showered us with warmth and love. With deepest regrets we will not be able to share our condolences with your family and Steven in person but I will have a moment of silence on Friday and offer a prayer in memory of Pat as you have a celebration of her life. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Heather Collaton-Griffey

August 14, 2014

Dear Steven & family, we are so sorry to hear of Patricia's passing. Our Deepest Sympathies to All.


August 14, 2014

My heartfelt sympathies to everyone in Patty's family and all who loved her so dearly. She was a delightful person and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, Patty. With thoughts and prayers for comfort during this very sad time.

Kaylene Harkins

August 13, 2014

Our thoughts and love are sent to Patty's wonderful family and our dear amazing Uncle Steve. Patty brought the most wonderful love to our family gatherings and visits to Colorado. She was so amazing with my children and really wanted to know and love them. She even dropped everything to drive to Denver to babysit for us while visiting Colorado. I loved to listen to Patty talk about her family and see that beautiful face light up. It saddens me greatly that we can't make it this Friday to share our condolences and celebrate our love for her. However, we will do this from Iowa! Peace and love....

Jurene Dralle

August 13, 2014

We are saddened by the sudden death of our sister in law. She had a kind and loving heart and will be deeply missed. Robert and Jurene Dralle, Allison, IA

Dawn Hessheimer

August 13, 2014

Steven & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda & Rod Baumgartner

August 12, 2014

Our hearts go out to Steven and Family. Healing prayers and thoughts to all of you at this difficult time.