BEISTER, Patricia Ann, Jul 7, 1942 Dec 27, 2011. Age 69. Pat Beister made her transition peacefully at Hospice House, The Josie Harper Residence in Omaha, NE, surrounded by loved ones. Pat was born on July 7, 1942 to Sarah (Coco) Beister and Roman Beister in Omaha. Pat graduated from Mercy High School in 1960. She started her 40 year career at First National Bank of Omaha at age 17. She retired in 2001, as an Operations Officer, before moving to Arizona where she built her dream home and resided the last 10 years. Pat loved sports and was an avid golfer, bowler and softball player. Her love for golfing fit perfectly in Arizona and she enjoyed it most when her friends were there to play a couple of rounds with her. She played Class A fast pitch softball for teams, which included Arts Aces and Omaha Royals, as a pitcher and 3rd baseman. Pat was a member of the 1999 Omaha Bowling Hall of Fame. She loved watching Huskers football and college sports of all kinds. She ran the shot clock for the UNO womens basketball team for 15 years. Pat loved dogs, especially her dogs Brandy and Shyloh. Above all, Pat enjoyed time with her family, which included many friends. Pat is survived by dear friends: Holly Erickson, Jo Abel (Colorado), Toni Laguzza, Cherie Mertz, Linda Czapenski, Marge Shimkus, Sharon Barber (Omaha), Cherri Mankenberg, Linda Adamski, Phyllis Hewitt, Dale and Beverly Smallcomb, Ed and Carol Adamski, and Joy Driever (Arizona); family members: Aunts Lena Mazzei and Louise Sparano, Uncles Joe, Sam and Tom Coco, brother Richard Beister, nephew Shon Beister and wife Lisa, and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and Roman Beister and numerous aunts and uncles. Pat will be missed by all who knew her. She was kind, caring and loved being with her friends. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at 1pm at the West Center Chapel. Lets celebrate Pat and her love for Nebraska football by wearing Husker attire to her celebration. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to University of Nebraska Omaha Womens Athletics, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182 or Hospice House-The Josie Harper Residence, 7415 Cedar Street, Omaha NE 68124.
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