Patricia Joan (Horch) Weber


The family of Patricia Joan (Horch) Weber is sad to announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, “Mom,” “Grandma,” “GG,” on February 7, 2021, at the age of 93 following a long battle with dementia. Pat was born on July 11, 1927 in St. Louis to George and Dorothy Horch. She was their only child, and they were proud when she was awarded “Best Baby” in a local contest. She lived most of her life in St. Louis, graduating from Webster Groves High School in 1944. She married Howard Weber, her geology instructor at Washington University, in 1948, who preceded her in death in 1996.They leave behind their two daughters, Susan (Cyr), and Diane (Rizen). She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Julie Anne (Misner) and Christopher Rizen, as well as three great granddaughters, Natalie Rizen, Taylor Misner, and Hailey Misner.

Pat was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Washington University. She was incredibly talented artist in painting, decorating, quilting, and many other forms of needlework. As a teenager she posed for a Coca Cola ad in a horse-drawn carriage with her high school sweetheart. In the 1950’s she designed the flag for the town of Rock Hill, Missouri. She was active in the women’s club at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ladue, Missouri. She and Howard were frequent party hosts. Pat knew how to throw a party, and she taught her daughters how to do the same. It is only fitting that they will be hosting a private celebration of Pat’s life. Her ashes will be interred at the VA Cemetery in Phoenix alongside those of Howard. The family is grateful for the care she received at Sunrise of Gilbert and Acoya of Mesa, as well as from the Hospice angels who made her as comfortable as possible.

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