Patricia was born on October 8, 1945, in Phoenix, Arizona to Ruben T. Zufelt and Annolia Pruett and passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at her home in Lamar, Colorado at the age of 75. Patricia was married to Charles David Miller of Walsh, Colorado, who passed away December 6, 2018
Pat is survived by her youngest brother Buster Raymond Zufelt II of Amarillo, TX, oldest daughter Lynnette C. Ruebush and her husband Milton Keith Ruebush of Etowah, TN, daughter Antoinette C. Miller of Amarillo, TX and son David E. Miller and his wife Gena’ Lee Miller of Lamar, CO. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jared Larsen, Shamarie Ruebush, Patrick Larsen, Dustin Ruebush, Megan Carson-Steele, Opal Miller, Charlie Miller, Derek Miller; great-grandchildren: Aiden Burton, Austin Burton, Madison Burton, Kinzley Troutt, Jagger Troutt, Jayden Ruebush, Braxton Ruebush, Emerald Cooper, and two more blessings coming this fall.
Patricia Belle was named after Belle Starr. However far from an outlaw, she was very intelligent and dedicated to her work and family. She was highly sought after by NASA, our Nation’s military, and commercial airlines for the work she performed on such vessels as the International Space Station (SkyLab), Space Shuttle Program, Military jet guidance and recovery systems, missile defense systems, and commercial airlines. She was very humble in her work, never bragging, but instead worrying about the passengers and making sure Americans won. She was and is a true American Patriot.
Patricia was a dedicated mother and wife, spending time with her children and grandchildren was always her favorite thing to do.
Patty was very old school in her ways. She loved life and accepted the challenges that came with it head-on. She always had time to listen and was always worried about her children and her family, sacrificing at times her own well-being for the benefit of someone in need.
Patricia was baptized on April 23rd of 2006 in Lamar, Colorado by her son David Miller into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, she still lived life on her terms, loving every second of it.