Patricia Louise (Sides) Ekstrom, 83, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Pat was born and lived in Missouri until she was 9 years old then she and her mother moved to Roy, Idaho to be with her future father, Art Sager. She then attended and graduated school in Rockland, Idaho.
Pat met the love of her life, Jay Ekstrom, in Pocatello, Idaho, they have celebrated 59 years together. They then had their first child, Nadine Louise (Ekstrom) Newbold, three years later they had Donald Jay Ekstrom.
She worked at the telephone company for 34 years retiring in 1986. Pat then spent her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always there to show support for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Grandma/Nana was their #1 fan, down to the very end.
Pat had many interests and hobbies throughout her life, and she loved to do many crafts. Those crafts were crocheting, ceramics, bowling, and horse racing to name a few. Jay and Pat had several chariot teams throughout the years that they really enjoyed together.
Pat is survived by her husband, Jay Ekstrom of Pocatello, ID; daughter, Nadine (David) Newbold of Pocatello, ID, their sons Jacob (Sam) Newbold and Nick Newbold, great-grandchildren, Ryker, Colton and Jaydin Newbold; son, Donald (Brenda) Ekstrom of Pocatello, ID and their kids, Lindsay and Zack Ekstrom; brother-in-law, Albert and Vicki Ekstrom of Malad, ID; sisters-in-law, Hazel and Melvin Clark of Pocatello, ID, Edna Ekstrom of McCammon, ID, Dixie Ekstrom of Pocatello, ID; and many nieces and nephews as well as friends that were considered family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Art and Addie Sager; brother-in-law, Grant Ekstrom; sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Faren Hunziker; and brother-in-law, John Ekstrom.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11 am at Colonial Chapel, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, with a viewing for one hour prior to the services as well as on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 5-7 pm at Colonial Chapel.
Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.
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