Patricia Ann (Damon) Dall, 83, passed away October 25, 2023 after a yearslong treatment for cancer at her home in Thornton, Colorado. Thomas C. Dall, her husband of 61 years, was at her side and she was surrounded by her children. Pat was the mother of seven children: Thomas of Littleton, Colorado, Peter of Denver, Colorado, Emily of Lisbon, Portugal, Jennifer of Alloway, New Jersey, Amy of Bozeman, Montana, James of Zurich, Switzerland, and Andrew, of Northglenn, Colorado. She was grandmother to ten grandchildren. Pat is survived by her sister Paula Wilson, of New Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Pat was born in Wappingers Falls, New York on September 21, 1940. She attended Syracuse University, where she met Tom, while they were both working in a campus cafeteria. They married in 1962 and moved to Fort Stewart, Georgia, where Tom was finishing his army service. They later moved to Philadelphia, then Washington, D.C., before Tom was transferred with the National Park Service to Denver. After living several years in unincorporated Jefferson County, they finally settled in Littleton, which they made their home for the next 41 years.
As a long-time Littleton resident, Pat served on the Littleton Planning Commission and was recognized by the Littleton Sentinel Independent newspaper as Littleton’s Most Valuable Citizen in 1987. After years of being a dedicated mother to her children, she was able to parlay a volunteer position at American Cablevision into a job as the Director of Community Programming. In between teaching people how to make television shows and broadcasting many local events, Pat found time to host her own talk show titled, Littleton Panorama, where she interviewed local people of interest.
Pat was also an award-winning artist, known for her ink resist paintings. She was a member of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild and its president and member of the board of directors of the Littleton Art Depot Gallery. She was also a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society and the Littleton Paint Box Guild. Her black and white photograph series chronicling life along South Sante Fe Drive before it was widened has been added to the Littleton Historical Museum’s permanent collection.
She was very active in the Saint Mary’s Catholic Church Parish; she sung in the choir and enjoyed being a greeter before masses. When she and Tom changed parishes to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Northglenn, she continued her tradition of engagement by working at the welcome desk there.
After Tom retired in 1994, Pat and he began to travel regularly to Europe. In the following 26 years, they had made 36 trips to Europe. They started their travel experiences with guided tours, but later planned their own trips, revisiting favorite locales and exploring new places and cultures.
In 2021, Pat and Tom left their long-time Littleton home and moved to Bonaventure Senior Living Community in Thornton. Pat was an extremely engaged resident as a member of the Resident Council as well as hosting painting classes and a short story club for her fellow residents.
A celebration of Pat’s rich life took place on October 30, 2023 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Northglenn, Colorado.
Please consider a donation in Pat’s name to the Food Bank at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Northglenn, Colorado.