Patricia Lou Hallstrom, 91, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2022. Patti was born on January 4, 1931 in Quinter, Kansas to Howard Charles Reed and Irene Bower. She was the eldest of 3 children. She met her husband, David Hallstrom in 1950 at the University of Nebraska and they celebrated 56 years of wonderful marriage until his passing in 2006. She shared David’s passion and heart for the city of Scottsdale. Patti and David moved to Scottsdale in 1958. Patti became a hostess of Welcome Wagon, head teacher for Bible Study Fellowship-Phoenix, and served in various groups at Ascension Lutheran Church and Scottsdale Bible Church. She was also extremely proud of the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and our Founding Fathers and held various roles supporting the Arizona Republican Party including volunteering for the Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign and as an alternate to the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego. She was very involved with Newt Gingrich and promoted the Renewing American Civilization course and made it available in Arizona. In the 1990s, she was a founder and driving force behind the City of Scottsdale Constitution Day Contest, bringing awareness and a deeper understanding of the Constitution to school-aged children and the community. She enjoyed supporting her children and grandchildren in their various sporting activities and events and was well known for always attending Billy’s baseball games and bringing her beloved Texas Sheet Cake. Patti is survived by her brother Jerome Reed of Greenwood Village CO, son Billy (Vicky) Scottsdale AZ, daughter Melissa Lane (Cecil) Ramah NM, 5 grandchildren Mitch (Natasha) Las Vegas NV, Laura, Florence AZ, Katherine Lane, Parrish FL, Christina Jones (Aaron) Puyallup WA, Cooper, New York NY, and 4 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Messinger Indian School Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at the Messinger Indian School Mortuary on Thursday, September 22 at 10 a.m. The family asks that donations be sent to the Christian Family Care Agency.
Posted on September 20, 2022
Posted in The Arizona Republic