Patsy Lee Hosman
December 30, 1925 – August 13, 2018
Patsy Lee Hosman was born on December 30, 1925 in Bellingham, WA to Arthur and Lenore Miller. She attended Mills College in Oakland, CA where she met the love of her life, Dale Hosman, who was attending Stanford University. They married in 1948 and moved to Omaha, NE where Dale and Patsy owned and operated the Medical Arts Cafeteria and later, Northrup Jones. Patsy enjoyed her bowling league and playing bridge, and she was involved with the Junior League. She was an avid sports fan, especially of Bob Devaney’s Cornhuskers. When Dale retired in 1995, they moved to South Dakota and then traveled the world. Upon Dale’s death in 2004, Patsy moved to Placida, FL where she started a successful real estate company. Patsy loved the Gulf of Mexico and her seaside home with Jimmy Buffett playing in the background. She remained active in the company (Pelican Palms) until her death on August 13th at the age of 92. Patsy was a special lady who made a positive impression on everyone she met. Her infectious laugh and smile, along with her wit and sense of humor, will be missed by all who knew her. She was loved by many and especially her family.
Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Hosman; parents, Arthur and Lenore Miller; sister and brother-in-law, DeLayne and Smokey McCloud; sisters-in-law, Myrna Miller and Aline Hosman; and her son-in-law, John Petree.
Patsy is survived by her children: Nancy Petree of Memphis, TN, Tom Hosman (Patsy K.) of Placida, FL, Fred Hosman (Sue) of Englewood, FL, and Dr. Stephen Hosman (Kirsten) of Omaha; brother, Don “Buzz” Miller of Oak Harbor, WA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Davis and Verla Hosman of Mesa, AZ; nephew, Greg Hosman of Parker, CO; niece, Dianna Orona of Othala, FL; nephews, Bryan and Bob Miller of the Seattle area; niece, Patti Ledgerwood of Boise, ID; and Bear, her canine companion of 14 years.
Patsy had 11 grandchildren: Kristin Sivils, John Petree Jr., and Kari Reinagel, all of Memphis, TN, Caroline Hosman of Evanston, IL, Holly Hosman of Brooklyn, NY, Tommy Hosman of Providence, RI, Jane Hosman of Seattle, Fred Hosman Jr. of Omaha, Ashley Patton of Golden, CO, and Kady Hosman and Krissy Hosman of Omaha. Patsy had 15 great-grandchildren ranging in ages from infant to 19 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Tuesday, Sept. 4th at 4:30pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 13271 Millard Ave. in Omaha. Later this fall, there will be a Memorial Service in Birchbay, WA and a Private Service in Placida, FL. Memorials are suggested to Methodist Hospital Foundation, or Lemon Bay Conservancy in Englewood, FL.