Pat’s Story

Site created on May 14, 2018

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Journal entry by Kelly Halvorsen

Good evening.  We are in full preparation for Pat's memorial service on June 16th.  We hope it will be an uplifting celebration of his life.  If you are planning to attend and haven't RSVPd yet, please contact me at  We are expecting quite a crowd and want to make sure we have enough seats and food.
I had a somber ride down to Tucson on Thursday to pick up Pat's ashes.  It just brought reality right back to slap me in the face.  My brother is gone, but the love of his family and friends keeps me going.  He touched a lot of people in his life and I look forward to hearing many stories at his memorial.
Pat's medical bills have started coming in and the expenses are overwhelming.  Just his helicopter flight from Phoenix to Tucson alone was $60,000 and his insurance is not covering any of that.  If you have donated to the GoFundMe page, thank you!  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  If you have not donated, but would like to, here is the link:
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