|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1932|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 2011|
Patricia Carolyn (Christensen) Lancaster, 79, of Barrington Hills, Ill., formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Scottsdale Health Care Osborn Hospital. Patricia was born Jan. 21, 1932, in St. Edward, Neb., to Albert and Frances Christensen.
In 1953, she married James Lancaster.
Survivors are: husband; children, Anne Springer and her husband, Scott, Craig Lancaster, Nancy Liskevych and her husband, Taras, Mark Lancaster and Nancy Woodruff, and Amy Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ellen Wood, Germaine Oldfather and her husband, Alan, and Anne Kurtz and her husband, Lynn; brother-in-law, Bill Lancaster; and sister-in-law, Marcie Christensen and her husband, Max.
Patricia attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and acquired her laboratory technician certificate at Northwestern University in Chicago. She married her childhood sweetheart, James R. "Jim" Lancaster.
Her interest in music began at an early age with the piano. At Kearney High School, she played the string bass and sang in octet and choir. For many years, she performed with the Chicago Master Singers and in church choirs.
She was an enthusiastic attendee and supporter of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and Arizona Musicfest. She was actively involved in the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago and the Little Garden Club of Barrington.
Patricia and James were avid travelers and explored most of the world. Together, they entertained friends and enjoyed playing bridge and golf. Family was of utmost importance to Patricia, as evidenced by the frequent reunions she organized.
Patricia was preceded in death by her siblings, Max and Thomas Christensen.
Published in the Kearney Hub on 4/6/2011
Albert Christensen (1897 - 1987)
Frances Christensen (1902 - 1997)
James Ralph Christensen (1931 - 2014)*
Thomas Christensen (1928 - 1993)*
Patricia Carolyn Christensen Lancaster (1932 - 2011)
Created by: CPR
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
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