Patricia Ann Fox

April 9, 1939 - March 3, 2022

04/09/1939 - 03/03/2022

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Visitation
Saturday March 12, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Service
Saturday March 12, 2022
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Our beloved Patricia “Pat” Ann Fox, of Etowah, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939 to the late George and Ruth Linstaedt, of Cleveland, ND. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim Fox; her first husband, Charles Kordonowy and her brothers, Dean and Ronald. Pat was one of four children, and she quickly charmed everyone with her big smile and lovely blonde curls. She lost the curls, but continued to charm with her gentle nature, kindness and especially her quick wit.

Pat was raised in Cleveland, North Dakota and graduated from Cleveland High School before attending Valley City College and Dickinson College. She was a skilled bowler and earned a spot in the N.D. Hall of Fame in 2005. She was a Elementary School Teacher, a professional seamstress, and loved crafts. She retired from the fabric department of Walmart, where she enjoyed consulting, teaching and helping assist customers with projects.

Pat and her late husband, Jim never met a stranger. Jim was a joker with a big personality, the kindest heart and was always entertaining. Together they attracted friends with their easy laughter and sincere hearts. They loved to travel with Karen and Wil, Pat’s sister and brother-in-law, and their adventures took them all over the globe. Pat loved sharing pictures and stories with the grandkids.

Pat’s most cherished moments were spent with her children and grandchildren. They would spend holidays together playing cards, baking and making her highly requested Pedaheh (Perogies).

She is survived by her sister, Karen Olson and her husband, Wil; sons, Stuart and his wife Caroline, Wade, Shawn and his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Alicia Kordonowy; stepsons, James and Eric; grandchildren, Rachel, Brittany, Katrina, Kailyn, Reed, Lauren, Kade, Kye, Kael and Jaden; aunt, Shirley Linstaedt; nephew, Trevor (Gloria) Olson and niece, Ronda (Mark) Kirby and their children

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 12, 2022 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Marcy Mynatt officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service from 10-11am in the chapel. Entombment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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Karen Olson
5 months ago

Happy Birthday Sis

Peggy Wanner
6 months ago

Sorry to hear about Pat. She was a lot of fun to work with at Walmart in Dickinson, always smiling and laughing. We had some good times! My condolences to her family.

Wade, Kailyn, Reed and Lauryn
6 months ago

Love ya mom/gma. Your time on earth wasn’t very long but was filled with so many amazing memories. My tribe will be celebrating your life! Heavenly hugs and kisses.

Alicia Kordonowy
6 months ago

Love you, mom. This is not good-bye.

Karen (Kordonowy) and Tom Dvorak and Family
6 months ago

Whenever I think of Aunt Pat, I just have to smile. She was such a joy and never lacked a subject to talk about! I remember when we all would gather at grandpa and grandma’s house when you boys were little. Just tearing up the place and she let us play anything as long as no one got hurt. Later, when I was in college in Dickinson, she always welcomed me at your house for a meal or just to hang out for awhile. I must tell you that Aunt Pat was a huge inspiration for me to enjoy sewing and quilting. I remember looking into her sewing room and seeing what seemed like miles of beautiful white fabrics for wedding gowns! She was a master seamstress. I know that you all will miss her as she has left us too soon. She was a very loving person.

Patty Dodd
6 months ago

When I hear or say Pat’s name, it’s impossible not to let a spontaneous smile burst forth. Pat raditated joy, humor, and contentment that granted all in her presence a relaxed comfort. (And undoubted she was the one who supplied Jim with his ever-ready pocketful of candy which had him being a magnet to delighted children.)
I feel blessed to have had our paths crossed.

Susan Fillmore
6 months ago

Very sorry for Kordonowy family, Stewart,Caroline,Rachel, Brittany and Katrina. I never met Pat but feel I knew here through family speaking and photographing her. She is with the family now, our Lord Jesus Christ.