Patrick W. Boots

The Reverend Patrick W. Boots was born March 17, 1935, in Grand Rapids, Mich. He died Feb. 10, 2013, in Cortez at the age of 77.

Pat graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., in 1960. He served parishes in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Colorado. He retired from active ministry in 1997, when he moved to Cortez.

While living in Cortez, he worked for Hospice of Montezuma County, then served two parishes as interim pastor. He especially enjoyed writing a column for the Cortez Journal.

Pat is survived by his wife of 52 years, Karen (Kay); daughters, Sharon and Amy; son, Matt; and by two men important in the lives of his daughters, Eric and Andy; three grandsons, Nick, Steven and Jarod; granddaughter, Shelley; and by three great-grandsons, Spencer, Graham and Brooks.

Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez, and at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Durango. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ELCA World Hunger, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764.