A Shining Star of SJK

Just a few days ago, one of our amazing friends and volunteers, Mary Patee, passed away. She was an incredible advocate for our kids and schools and she always made the day brighter when you had the opportunity to chat with her. She was a much-loved retired teacher and the dedicated volunteer everyone wanted! She was so passionate about what we do that if we announced a service project, she immediately called one of us to ensure her name and address was on the list!

Minutes ago, another friend texted Mary’s obituary to us and that her family had asked for donations to go to SJK in her name. We are so touched and have never felt more honored. Mary was a shining light to both of us and our many volunteers. Her kindness and wise words got us through many days and many events.

We thank you all for the honor. If you would like to share memories with us and with Mary’s family (privately or publicly), we would love to do this for her family. Please email us  admin@supportjeffcokids.org. Let us know if it’s okay to go on the website or if you’d like it to be private.

Mary’s “Celebration of Life” will be held Thursday January 12, 2017 at Arvada United Methodist Church at 6750 Carr St., Arvada at 2:00pm. The family will receive friends at the Arvada Aspen Mortuary at 6370 Union St. in Arvada Wednesday January 11, 2017 from 4-8pm.


All of our love to Mary and her family, she loved Jeffco and she was a huge part of Support Jeffco Kids.