Patricia Ann Hebert, 86, of Kenosha died on Friday, March 21, 2014 at United Hospital Systems Kenosha Medical Center Campus surrounded by family and friends after a long and courageous battle with heart problems and emphysema.
Born on September 6, 1927 in Lena, Wisconsin she was the daughter of Arthur and Agnes Harley (nee DuPuis). She was a graduate of Lena High School. She moved to Milwaukee shortly after graduation where she worked at International Harvester as a secretary. She married Gordon Hebert on July 3, 1948 in Saint Charles Church in Lena, WI. They lived in Racine for three years and then moved to Kenosha where they have lived ever since.
She was the prom queen of Lena High. She loved Brewers games, sitting in the disabled seating, and while there, learning the life stories of everyone sitting in the vicinity. She loved flowers, so much so, that while in Disney World, she had the chutzpah to tell the grounds keepers how to deadhead their petunias. Quilting was another one of her delights, and were loved by the recipients. She was the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews who referred to her as “Auntie Spitfire”. One of her first cakes, made in a now defunct pump gas oven, collapsed into a hard ball of inedible dough, but Gordon ate it all the same. Baking and cooking became a joy in later years, and the episode of the cake was not repeated.
She is survived by the love of her life, her husband Gordon Hebert, her four children Mitchell Hebert of Silver Spring, MD, Jeffery Hebert, of Milwaukee, WI, Lisa Hebert, of Brevard, NC, and Patrick Hebert of Madison, WI, and her grandchildren Emma Hebert, Ryan Hebert, and Cole Hebert. She is further survived by her sister Audrey Tetak, and brother Clem Harley, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday March 26th 2014 at 12:00 noon at St. Peters Catholic Church in Kenosha. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday at the church from 10:30AM until the time of mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Hospital would be appreciated.
Special thanks to the staff of Seven Palmer Wing at Kenosha Memorial Hospital for the gentle and compassionate care they gave to our mother over many hospitalizations, and in the last days of her life.