Friday, December 03, 2021

Patricia Johnson England

| October 20, 2021 12:00 AM

Patricia Johnson England passed away on Sept. 30, 2021, at The Ivy House in Great Falls, Montana.

Pat was born July 20, 1949, to Otto Howard and Dorothy Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sonya Peick. Pat attended Plains Schools and graduated from Plains High School in 1967.

In 1969 she moved to Alabama to marry Jerry England & start a family. She worked as a cake decorator until becoming a mother & loved spending time with her two children who she raised there for the next several years.

After divorcing in 1998, Pat moved back to Montana with her children before temporarily relocating to LaGrande, Oregon.

There she continued to raise her two children while attending Eastern Oregon State College where she earned a BS in Anthropology with an emphasis in Social Work.

Upon returning to the state, Pat worked in Shelby, Montana as a social worker for many years. Pat loved crafting, cake decorating, reading, and phone calls with relatives & friends.

She enjoyed her local friends who came over regularly to play games, share a meal, and celebrate birthdays & appreciated the special friendship they had.

Above all, Pat loved the Lord and spoke of his love & grace in her life. She prayed fervently over her loved ones & offered faith-filled encouragement & optimism to all those in need.

She had an undeniable gift in advocating for others & a passion for ensuring vulnerable populations were seen & heard. You could feel the love she had for all people in her presence alone, and in eyes that looked more into people than at them before saying, “I love you, sugar” and extending those big, sincere hugs.

Pat is survived by her two children, Misty Hepp (Ryan) and Jackie England, grandsons, Matthew and Colby Wesson, sisters, Lillian Dill (Jerry), and Dicie Hagerman (Orval) along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service in the near future.