Patsy Bomhoff

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Patsy Bomhoff, age 73, a life long resident of Colorado, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Colorado Springs.

Patsy Sue Wyse and her identical twin Peggy Lou were born on November 29, 1943 in Canon City, Colorado, to the late Fred and Marie (Curtis) Wyse. She attended schools in Canon City and graduated with the class of 1962 from Canon City High School. She earned an associates degree in business from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

Patsy married Paul Apostoli in 1966 and had two daughters; Christina and Regina. They were later divorced in 1975. On June 26, 1976 she married Maj. Herbert Bomhoff, USAF and they began a journey that would take them to Europe, Arizona and ultimately back to Colorado.

Patsy began her federal civil service career as a secretary in the NORAD Commander in Chief's Office. Over the years she advanced her career as a NORAD Protocol Assistant, and held Administrative Positions in Ramstein AFB, Germany and the Air Force Program Office in Tucson, Arizona as she accompanied her husband on his Air Force assignments. Upon return to Colorado Springs, Patsy spent the last years of her career at Schriever Air Force Base retiring as the Chief of Public Affairs May 1, 2000 with 36 years of Federal Civil Service. She was awarded the Civilian Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding service.

Patsy was an incredible loving wife and mother. She loved to take cruises, do arts and crafts, cook, play Bunco, quilt, read, exercise and travel. All of which was cut short due to her 2010 diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. Patsy was cared for by her loving husband at home until he could no longer provide the level of care and safety she required. In July of 2014, she became a resident of the Namasté Alzheimer's Center in Colorado Springs where she received excellent, loving and compassionate care.

Patsy is survived by her daughters; Christina Apostoli, Gina McAllister (Kevin); granddaughters Madelynn and Courtney McAllister; and her sister Peggy (Tom) Ridenour. She was preceded in death by her husband Herb; her parents and older sister Joan Perue.

Patsy will be best remembered for her love of family, her kind and sweet nature, her devotion to her job, her faith, and especially her grace, dignity and sense of peace as she dealt with the disease of Alzheimer's.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution Ave, Colorado Springs followed by internment at Evergreen Cemetery. Her daughters will host a reception immediately following.

Published in The Gazette on Aug. 1, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Swan-Law Funeral Directors
501 North Cascade Avenue | Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | (719) 471-9900
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