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Patricia Speer

July 22, 1934 — November 12, 2023


In Memory of Patricia Ann Speer
Patricia Ann Speer, 89 of Loveland CO passed away Sunday, November 12, 2023 following a long term

She was born July 22, 1934 to the late Lloyd and Mabel (Tiensvold) Talbot. She graduated from Rushville
High School. During her High School years she worked as a secretary for attorney Ed Holstein.
Pat married Wayne Speer on August 31, 1952. Shortly thereafter they moved to Cheyenne where
Wayne was stationed at Warren Air Force Base. While living in Cheyenne she was an assistant manager
at a children’s clothing store. They moved back to the family ranch 17 miles north of Lakeside, NE in
1955 and lived there until they retired in 2006 and moved to Chadron, NE. Pat raised their three children
and was the bookkeeper for the ranch. After the children got older, Pat worked as a teacher’s aide for
District 127 school. She also served as an election poll worker for many years. She was a wonderful
seamstress and knitter and made beautiful quilts, clothes, and afghans.

After Wayne died in 2014, Pat was able to remain in their Chadron home until moving to Loveland, CO in
2021. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of many good friends and family
for which she and her children are forever grateful for. She lived at The Wexford Independent Living
Community in Loveland where she made many good friends and enjoyed her time there.
Preceding her in death are her husband Wayne Speer, parents Lloyd and Mabel Talbot, brothers Donald
Talbot, James Talbot, and David Talbot; sisters Karen Talbot, Arlene Siders, Phyllis Janssen, and Doris

Survivors include her sisters Geraldine Pearson, Lorna Lee Kelley; children Neil A. Speer (Ellen Lind) of
North Platte, NE, daughters, Rebecca (Ray) Oltman of Herman, NE; Tracy (Doug) Hoff of Loveland, CO;
one grandson Corey (Bridget) Oltman of Glendale, AZ; one great-granddaughter, one step-
granddaughter, and three step great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Morse Memorial United
Methodist Church, 119 Sprague Rushville, NE 69360.

Inurnment – Fairview Cemetery Rushville

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to the Rushville Volunteer Fire Department or Chadron

Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department in care of Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
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