Patricia Carol <I>Lawrence</I> Caswell

Patricia Carol Lawrence Caswell

Death 11 Jul 2011 (aged 72)
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes to be divided between her children and sister. Portions to be planted beneath an apple tree, as per her wishes.
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Preceded in death by her parents Esther Lawrence nee Stover & Richard Owen Lawrence Jr., and second husband Warren Caswell. Survived by: Sister Lorrie (Kevin) Hoffman of Georgia. Cousins Phyllis Ellena of Texas and Christine (Ellena) Webb of Washington, Opal (Stover) Buzzard of Sacramento, CA and Nancy (Stover) Denike of Champlin, MN. First husband Phillip Foetisch of Lowell, Indiana. Mother of five; Judith (Glenn) Wiltjer of Ventura, California, Maureen Rushton of Midlothian, Illinois, Lenore (David) Baker of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Steven (Penny) Foetisch of Three Rivers, Michigan, Vincent (Heidi) Foetisch of Greenland, Michigan. Grandmother of 14: Benjamin Wiltjer, Nicholas & Alexandria Wiltjer, Vallerie & Billy Rushton, Alex Quilty, Matt, Joshua, Tina & Jeremiah Baker, Nicholas & Dallas Northrop, Rachael & Michael Foetisch. Greatgrandmother of 3: Joseph & Elizabeth Wiltjer, Blainde Baker.

Patricia grew up on Chicago's south side, attending Ray public school at 5631 Kimbark, and Oak Lawn Community High School from which she graduated in 1956. She began nursing school, but did not complete. She married her first husband, Phillip Foetisch, in 1957 and gave birth to the first of five children in 1958, the youngest in 1968. She was a homemaker in Midlothian, Illinois for the majority of these years.

Patricia began working once her youngest began school. She drove school busses for Alpha, and was known as "Mother Hubbard" in her old yellow cupboard by her CB radio buddies. Her first grandchildren knew her as "Grandma Bus".

Patricia & Phillip divorced in 1981 and she lived with daughter Maureen for some time, then with boyfriend Ed Jones. Ed & Patricia moved to a Texas based shrimping boat for a few years before returning to Illinois. Ed unfortunately met with a tragic demise.

Patricia began dating Warren Caswell and they were married in 1989.
Patricia & Warren lived in Midlothian and then moved to Roscommon Michigan to live out in the wilderness. It was a peaceful place, far removed from the hustle & bustle of the greater Chicago area. The birds sang, the deer and turkeys visited the yard for daily handouts, and there was always room for friends to visit.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Patricia Carol Lawrence Caswell (13 Mar 1939–11 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73988616, ; Maintained by judi wiltjer (contributor 47510979) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes to be divided between her children and sister. Portions to be planted beneath an apple tree, as per her wishes..