Pat Conn, 69
Pat Conn, or Babe, as she was often called by loved ones, died June 29, 2014.
Pat was born in St. Louis Park on August 22, 1944. As a child, her family moved to Alexandria and carved a homestead out of the dense woods on the west side of Lake Carlos.
Pat graduated with honors from Jefferson High School and earned her bachelors degree at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. Upon graduation, Pat became a social worker for Douglas County, and then Hennepin County, where she worked until she retired.
Pat made her adult home in St. Paul, where she made numerous lifelong friendships. She loved her old apartment on Laurel Avenue, a building adjacent to F. Scott Fitzgeralds birthplace, which attracted busloads of tourists.
In her later years, she was able to restore her apartment and decorate with family mementos and artifacts collected from her travels to Europe and China. She spent many hours absorbed in researching her family tree and was a great source of knowledge.
She took great delight in her nieces and nephews and was always asking for news of them to share with her friends. In her last year of life, she was reunited with her daughter Lauren and met Laurens husband and two children. Pats grandchildren were on prominent display everywhere she made her bed.
Pat is survived by her daughter, Lauren (husband, Donnelly); sister, Mary (Jim Walrath); brothers, Jim (Anita), Dennis (Beckie), Tom (Shelley) and Bob (Cherie).
Services will be held Monday, July 7 at 3 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Ave. So., South Minneapolis.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.