Patricia Kay Latham, 81, of Oelwein died at Oelwein Care Center on Thursday January 7, 2021. Patricia went to be with the Lord. The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family.
Patricia was born in Oelwein, Iowa on December 7, 1939 to parents of Cecil and Amelia Larson. Patricia enjoyed life, her family and angels. Patricia was always happy and had a warming smile on her face. The family would like to thank Oelwein Care Center for making sure she was comfortable and loved.
Patricia will be loved and missed by her sons, daughter and grandchildren: daughter Cheryl; sons: Kevin, Craig, Daryl and Randy; sister Dorothy; grandchildren: Alona, Hailey, Kayla, Brenner, Ashlyn, Amanda, Breanne, Jayce and all great-grandchildren.
At Patricia's request, no services will be held. Memorials may be made in Patricia’s name to any favorite charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held this summer on July 7, 2021 in Oelwein to meet and share happy memories of Patricia.
Until we meet again Sister, Mother, Grandma, Great-Grandma and friend.
Footprints In The Sand-
One night I had a dream…
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life, there was only one set of footprints. I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the
most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious
child, I love you and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”