Patricia Ann McRee


Patricia Ann McRee passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, at home in Pagosa Springs, surrounded by family. She was 85 years old.

Patricia was born Dec. 10, 1931, to Sivert Moen and Sybil Elizabeth Whiteside Moen in Kelliher, Minn. She graduated from Albuquerque High in 1950. Patricia married William Fredrick “Fred” McRee in the early 1950s. Fred passed in 1978 and Pat began working for GE. She retired from General Electric in 1995.

Fred and Pat were dedicated to the horse community and following his passing, she continued in that endeavor. She was active in the rodeo and horse community in showing horses, participating in team roping, and served as secretary and time keeper for many rodeo associations and events. She bred, raised and showed many AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) award winners.

She is survived by her sons, Michael McRee and Timothy (Tracie) McRee; her sisters, Karen Farr and Nancy Jones; grandchildren David, Darin, Kyle, Katelyn and Fredrick “David” McRee; daughter-in-law Teri McRee; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Fred; her sister, Mary Fischer, and her son, Kevin McRee.

Memorial services will be held in Albuquerque at a later date.