Longtime Evergreen resident Pat Femmer passed away peacefully at Elk Run Assisted Living Center on October 19, 2016. She moved into Elk Run in 2013, following a year of hospital and rehabilitation stays, the result of a catastrophic car accident in March, 2012.
Pat Femmer was born to Fred and Eugenia Hughes in St. Louis, Missouri. She met her husband, L. David Femmer at Washington University in St. Louis and they were married on November 5, 1948 in the Air Force Chapel at McClellan Air Force base in Sacramento, California. Their life in the Air Force took them to many different bases around the United States before Pat and children moved back to St. Louis when Dave was deployed to Korea. In 1959, the family moved to Evergreen and it became their permanent home. All four children graduated from Evergreen High School. Dave passed away in 1977 and Pat remained in the family home (now owned by son Rick and wife Renee) until 2011 when she briefly lived at Rocky Mountain Village.
Pat was well-known by many of the young people of Evergreen for working at Wilmot Elementary over thirty-plus years. She began in 1965 as the cafeteria and playground monitor (one of the first teacher assistants in Jefferson County) and later working with first and second graders in reading, writing, and math. She also worked at US Bank for six years. She volunteered at ECHO Christian Outreach, Church of the Hills, and, again, with young people at Wilmot, into her early 80s.
Pat is survived by her children, Susan Larsen of Littleton, Terry of Boulder, Rick (Renee) of Evergreen, and Karen Bent of Lakewood. Her pride and joys were her six grandchildren : Daril (Jason Blake), David, Patty, Lauren (Luke Weaver) , Zach, and Adam (Holly) and two great-grandchildren, Tatum and Reese Blake.