Patricia Ida Grennon
January 19, 1936 - December 26, 2010
Patricia Ida Grennon, a fantastic wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away Dec. 26, 2010 to join the Lord. She fought various forms of cancer for six years, all the while staying strong and active in her church and her family.
Mrs. Grennon will be sorely missed by all whom she touched, her family writes.
She was born Jan. 19, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Martin and Ida Straus. Married in 1963 in Brooklyn, Pat and her husband, Vincent, immediately moved to Southern California where they resided until moving to Payson.
While in Southern California, Pat and Vincent not only worked full-time, but were heavily involved in their children’s sports teams serving on booster committees and helping to coach and transport various team members to multiple locations throughout the Southern California area.
After their daughter joined the military, Mrs. Grennon opened her home and heart to various military members, often providing weekend accommodations, meals, a listening ear and useful advice to young, homesick, active duty military service personnel.
Pat and Vince moved to Payson in August of 2000 where she continued to profess her faith and attend Mount Cross Lutheran Church where she made many friends for whom she cared about deeply.
Pat and Vince continued to actively support their grandchildren, often traveling back to Southern California to attend various sporting events and special occasions.
She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Craig; her brothers, Marty and Chester; her sister, Mary; and her parents.
Mrs. Grennon is survived by her husband of 47 years, Vincent; her brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Geraldine Straus; her sister and brother-in-law Penny and Fred Uythoven; son, Richard; son-in-law, Steve Alder; daughter, Janice; daughter-in-law, Susana Acosta Grennon; and her grandchildren, Sean and Allison.
The family will hold a celebration of Mrs. Grennon’s life and invite all her family and friends to attend and share their memories and thoughts. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260, Payson.