OBITUARY

Patricia Ann Vail

July 12, 1935January 10, 2021

Patricia Ann Vail was born in Denver, CO on July 12, 1935 to Clara E(deceased) and Richard C Vail(deceased). She had 2 brothers, James R Vail(deceased) and survived by Richard D Vail.

She was survived by 4 children Andrew R Grosheider, Eileen K and husband Robert Fowler, Jacquelyn J and husband Anthony Cugliat, and Samantha J Quigley Grandchildren Joseph A Cugliat, Daniel A Cugliat and Christopher M Cugliat

Patricia loved her family and friends. Everyone knew her for her humor, when anyone asked her how she was doing she’d always reply: “I'm mean, bad and nasty and those are my good points!”

She loved to joke all the time - even to people she didn’t know. Her love was spread through random acts of kindness by sending greeting cards of any occasion to both young and old who were close to her heart. Patricia always had a purse full of the small packages of M&Ms to give out to those needing a “Pick me Up!” or just a smile!

One of her favorite quotes was Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much. She lived life to the fullest.

Church meant the world to her and she was always available to give a ride to those who didn’t have transportation.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou quote)

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FORREST (SMITTY) SMITH

January 27, 2021

THE ONE THING I REMEMBER ABOUT PAT WAS SHE WAS ALWAYS ON THE RUN AND SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE. NOW THIS MEMORY GOES BACK TO ABOUT 1942 WHEN WE WERE IN THE SECOND GRADE TOGETHER. IT WAS A LONG TIME UNTILL WE SAW EACH OTHER AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, BUT YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS YESTERDAY. SHE SEEMED TO REALLY BE HAPPY TO SEE ME.
I WAS GLAD TO SEE HER AND WE REVIEWED OLD STORIES, YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT WE NEVER LOST CONTACT. SHE WAS JUST VERY EASY TO GET TO KNOW AGAIN. PLUS I REALLY ENJOYED SOME OF HER STORIES AS OUR PATHS HAD CROSSED IN THE PASED AND NEITHER KNEW IT.
THANKS FOR LETTING ME BACK INTO YOUR LIFE. "SMITTY"

Anna (Banana) Taylor

January 18, 2021

My condolences to all the family of Pat Vail. Although it was forty years ago, the holidays I (with Helene) spent with the Vail Family up at Dick and Kay's home in Santa Maria are some of my fondest memories. We've all gone our own ways since those days, but we carry those special people and times with us forever.

Joe Cugliat

January 18, 2021

Grandma, you're sure gonna be missed! There has sure been alot of good memories!

From going on vacation together when we were younger to Utah, going to Rockies games, even just going to the Aurora museum to just see the exhibits.

I'll always remember when we'd stay at your place a couple days a week when we were in swim team, having waffles in the morning with real maple syrup instead of Mrs. Buttersworth's haha. I'll always remember when me and my brothers would get dropped off at your place and you'd take us to J.C. Penny's to get Christmas pics taken, then we'd go to Village Inn for dinner. I'll always remember going to your place and reading the National Geographic magazines!

Christmas Eve was always your special day of the year, and we'll continue it on for ya!

I loved getting books from you and then talking about the books and the characters! I know how much you wanted to see a tv series of the Joe Pickett series, and it's gonna happen soon! I gotta get caught up still!

It's not gonna be the same not getting cards from you in the mail.

I'm gonna miss you alot, but I know you're gonna be watching over everyone you loved! I love you lots grandma❤

Chris Cugliat

January 17, 2021

In literature a good hook draws a reader in and gets the pages turning. If you're reading this, there is a good chance Pat Vail hooked you. Now maybe not on her first try, but she got ya, haha.
A new joke or stories from her past were usually her go to. Church, family, field trips, and friends all brought joy to her life. Grandma Vail had a way of always adding friends and "adopting family" to her growing circle wherever she went. I always looked forward to: cards she sent every holiday, birthday lunches at Black Eyed Pea, and Christmas Eve celebrations.
Grandma loved reading and writing; her book cases filled with good reads 📚. Friends of the Library kept her supplied. In turn friends and family she knew would love them just as much as she had. Grandma showed that it's the little good things in life that mean the most. I guess you could say a little laugh and a little love could overcome a woops. Always appreciative of those who helped with the small stuff like buckling her seatbelt or carrying something etc.
Grandma never seemed to worry about much and it makes sense. Frog nick knacks of all kinds seemed to accumulate at her house; all little reminders of (Forever Rely On God).
Unfortunately just like every great book the last pages turn too quickly. For me over the years there were too many "next week I'll visit or tomorrow I'll call" that just didn't happen. I'm so grateful for all the good times, trips, and love we shared over the years.

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

I love you Grandma Vail and will miss you a lot.

Beverly Thomas

January 17, 2021

Pat was a friend to everyone. Always full of energy and good will. She will be missed by all her friends at South Broadway Christian Church.

Helene Burns

January 17, 2021

Pat truly was one of a kind! She always treated me as one of the family and addressed me as 'Sis' which I loved. She sent me cards and poems on every occasion after I left Denver which I will really miss.

She always had a smile and a wonderful greeting even when she was so sick.

Rest in peace my friend!

Robert& Julie ( Accurate Transmission) Lucchesi

January 15, 2021

Many memories Pat, you were truly loved by us all here and will greatly be missed by us all at the shop,
You would come into our our waiting room and someone could already be in there and if their mood was sour for having to be in a repair facility you would change the whole mood of the person waiting not only with you getting involved with them one way or the other but more so by them observing you and how you would interact with the crew, you were always our greatest advertisement letting everyone know " Don't worry these guys are great, they have taken care of me for years". Well let it be known Pat that you were the great one and you took great care of us for years.

Annette Newland

January 15, 2021

My Aunt Pat was truly one of a kind. She was so upbeat, kind and a loving person. She had a gift...she knew no strangers. Even though Machale and I were not blood related, she treated us as if we were. She loved us so much and we spent quite a bit of time with her when we were very little. It was never a dull moment.

You will truly be missed by so many. Say hello to Mom for me.

Love to you...until we meet again.
❤️❌❤️❌
Annette

Tina Vail

January 14, 2021

I well never forget I had hired my son to be a courtesy clerk at Albertsons, Patsy had met him one time and she shopped at that store. One day my son comes to the office to tell me some lady is following him around the store ( chasing him with a cart lol I told him don't worry it's probably your aunt Pat lol. It was lol 😆 😂
Loved her since of humor and young soul.

Jacque Cugliat

January 14, 2021

Well things weren’t always easy but you always made the best of everything. You were one of a kind, truly you left a great impression every where you went.

Mom we all will miss you so so much!


Until we meet again in Heaven!
Jacque

FROM THE FAMILY