Patricia M. Livingston

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Funeral services for Grandma Pat Livingston, 93 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Wednesday at her home in Buffalo, surrounded by her family, will be held Saturday April 28th at 3:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 686 Fort Street, in Buffalo, WY. A family interment will take place in Sidney, Nebraska at a later date. Donations in Grandma Pat’s memory may be made to the Kingdom Hall in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at

Patricia Mabel Coy was born in Scotia, NE on February 6, 1925 to parents L.E. and Alice Coy. She was the baby sister of siblings Roy and Josephine Coy. The family moved to Omaha, NE where Pat graduated from North High School in January of 1943. After graduation she worked for Bell Telephone until the family moved to Joplin, MO.

Pat met Wayne Livingston from Sidney, NE and they fell in love. They were married on April 6, 1947 in Joplin, and after living for a time in Denver, CO where Wayne learned the art of taxidermy from Jonas Brothers, they settled in Mitchell, NE where their four children were born: Jim (1948), Cheryl (1950), Neil (1952), and Alice (1954). Wayne owned Livingston Taxidermy and Pat raised their children while also working in the shop.

Pat was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on May 30, 1955. In October of 1969 Wayne sold their business and they moved to Guatemala to serve in a missionary work. Eventually Jim and Cheryl (with their spouses) also moved to Guatemala. Pat remembered this time as one of the highlights of her life.

By 1971 the entire family had moved back to the U.S. and Pat, Wayne, Neil and Alice settled in Sheridan, Wyoming. With all their children married and on their own Pat and Wayne lived for a time in Arizona, and settled in Buffalo in 1980, where they lived for the rest of their lives.

Wayne died June 6, 1995, and Pat continued her active life of dedication to her God, Jehovah. She was faithfully present at the Kingdom Hall for each meeting, and she was affectionately known by her countless friends throughout Wyoming and many other states as “Grandma Pat”. She enjoyed being involved in the community and had an intense interest in people. Besides her ministry she enjoyed gardening, needlework, sewing, and preserving jams and jellies. Many of her family and friends treasure her beautiful gifts of needlepoint, cross stitching, knitting, and crocheting.

She is survived by her children: Jim (Merlene) Livingston of Custer, SD, Cheryl (Fred) Graves of Custer, SD, Neil (Mindy) Livingston of Buffalo, WY, and Alice (Ray) Murphy of Sheridan, WY. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Grandma Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister, two sons-in-law Tim Woodall and Richard Trump, and her beloved husband Wayne.

Grandma Pat held a firm hope for a future of paradise on earth and a resurrection of her dead loved ones. Her favorite scripture was Revelation 21:3,4. Those left to mourn her loss find comfort in the words there: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain by anymore”.