• Patricia Josephine Felder Lahtinen

  • August 13, 1944 - May 31, 2018

Patricia Josephine Felder Lahtinen

Patricia Josephine Felder Lahtinen passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.  It is with great sadness that we announce her passing after her sixteen-month battle with breast cancer.

She was born in San Antonio, Texas to Camp and Glory Felder. After graduating Thomas Edison High School in 1962, she went on to graduate from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Education.  She began teaching the same year and taught elementary age children for 45 years.  From 1987 to 2012 she taught primarily kindergarten in the Southwest School District at Big Country Elementary. She retired in 2012 from teaching to spend time with family, visit the beach often, and enjoy her grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lafayette Camp Felder, Jr. and Glory Lee Henning Felder; grandparents John Lovejoy Henning and Josephine Haltom Henning: Lafayette Camp Felder Sr. and Ruth Willett Felder.

Patricia is survived by her only daughter Lory Lyn Lahtinen (Mark) and her grandchildren Kayley Taylor Simpkins and Kyle David Simpkins.  She is also survived by her three siblings, Glory Lee Cross, Larry Felder (Linda), and Kathleen Felder Heath (Jim); her niece Dana Lee Bohne Nichols (Rick); nephew Robert Camp Felder (Amory); niece Claire Felder Rowell (Justin) and son Robert (Buck) Gurry Rowell; nephew John Paul Felder; nephew Adam Curry Gill (Cretia) and children Mia Grace Gill and Cannon Curry Gill; nephew Aaron Philip Gill (Sarah) and children Emke Glory Gill and James Michael Gill; nephew Christopher Russell Heath and daughter Devanee Kay Heath; nephew Patrick James Heath.

Celebration Of Life Details

In Memory Of

Patricia Josephine Felder Lahtinen

Celebration Of Life

Christ Episcopal Church, 512 Belknap Place, San Antonio, TX 78212
Friday, June 15, 2018
11:00 am

Place Of Interment

Bishop Jones Center, 111 Torcido, San Antonio, TX 78209

Patricia Josephine's Guest Book

  • Larry Felder

    Palmetto, FL, United States

    Some of my best memories of Patty were those in the early years. She was always ready to challenge me to a game of badminton in our driveway. I remember the 45 rpm records she would play in our room that introduced me to popular music; the rock club she...

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  • Kathleen Heath

    San Antonio, Texas

    Patty, what a blessing you have been to me all my life! You have loved me and mine purely and fully. You helped raise me and you helped me to raise my children and grandchildren. Your unconditional love and sweet smile comfort my heart every day. You have been my...

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  • Stacy Saenz

    San Antonio, TX

    Pat had an unidentifed Autistic student that was primarily non-verbal. She became Pat’s shadow. Pat held her hand everywhere they went. She taught her that entire year with no special education support and she never complained- not once. Pat was a true teacher!

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