OBITUARY

Patricia J. Christoffersen

June 8, 1929February 18, 2021

Patricia Jean (Nyberg) Christoffersen was called to meet her heavenly Maker on February 18, 2021. Pat was born on June 8, 1929, to Marguerite and John Nyberg. She, along with younger sister Karin, grew up in New York City. While on vacation with girlfriends in Bermuda, she met U.S. Navy Master Chief Lester (Chris) Christoffersen. They were married June 21, 1958, and had a wonderful life together with daughters Debbie and Tracey. Upon Chris’s retirement from the Navy and subsequent employment opportunities, they moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1960, then to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972. They purchased a home on Navy Point in Pensacola in 1977, and spent weekends there with the anticipation of moving there at retirement. Pat and Chris became full time Florida residents in 1980. They enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and taking daily walks along Bayou Grande. They loved their beach time and boating, especially when the grandchildren – Jason, Christie, Jessica, and Brittany - were around. Pat was a devoted wife, mother, and “Grandy”.

Pat lost her beloved Chris in 1998. Their beautiful home on Navy Point suffered severe damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2005, and Pat moved to another residence. Pat suffered a massive stroke in 2007, and from then on was a resident at Consulate Health Care in Pensacola. For 14 years she roamed the halls in her wheelchair, getting her coffee and visiting. She was affectionately known by the residents and staff as the “Money, Money” lady. Karin was constantly at her side and arranging schedules for their friends from church and Pat’s water aerobics classmates to visit. Though Pat lost her ability to form words after the stroke, Karin was often able to elicit words and phrases from her by singing songs from their childhood summer camp days. Pat lost her beloved sister and best friend in 2012.

Pat is survived by daughters Debbie (Bill) and Tracey (John), and grandchildren Jason, Christie, Jessica, and Brittany, and great grandchildren Braden, Sariyah, and Jashone.

The family would like to thank the staff members at Consulate who served Pat the last 14 years. We would particularly like to thank Debra and Beth who were so compassionate with their advice and guidance and making special allowances for the family the last month of Pat’s life. Nicole in Social Services was amazing as she arranged for the family’s daily visits. Juan went over and above the call of duty as a speech therapist. Nurses Kelly and Brittany were true angels of mercy with their tender care, even stopping by to visit on days when Pat was not assigned to them as a patient. To Covenant Hospice personnel, nurse Amy and chaplain Chip, thank you for you expertise, professionalism, and compassion during this very difficult time. Your service to us was immeasurable. There were numerous other nurses and aides who tended to Pat with care and kindness over the years, and we thank you all.

  • FAMILY

  • Daughters Debbie (Bill) Pazos, Tracey (John) Duncan. Grandchildren Jason Boudveaux, Christie Sandoval, Jessica Baker, and Brittany Duncan. Great Grandchildren Braden Sandoval, Sariyah and Jashone Lott.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Memories

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Linda Reno

February 22, 2021

We remember Pat at Corry Chapel luncheons making her devil eggs. Also her buddy ,Kay Moore, they were always together. After Pat went to consulate , we would visit her and take Kay up to see her. After she was there for awhile, you could never find her in her room. She would be roaming the halls and in nice weather, and especially in the summer, she would be sitting outside getting tanned. We would always have to go look for her. When she turned 90, she had a sign or card up saying that she was 90. It was hard to believe she was that age. The last time we seen her was a year ago Christmas day. She would smile when she seen a friend. if she heard music or a song, she moved to the music. It made her happy. We have many memories of her.

Lois Stephens

February 20, 2021

I first met Pat while attending Corry Station Chapel. What a lovely sweet person ! Then discovered she was a neighbor in Navy Point ! What good memories !

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY