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Patricia Walden, 80, Beaver Dam

January 3, 2019

Patricia A. Walden, 80, Beaver Dam, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at UW Hospital in Madison.

Patricia was born the daughter of Elmore and Mary Ann (Thompson) Hamilton on Jan. 7, 1938, in Poynette. She was a graduate of Poynette High School and practiced as an accountant for her working career. Patricia was married to Ryan Walden in September 1991 in Prairie du Chien.

Patricia was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dam. She was involved with the rehabilitation of birds of prey in the Portage area and educating the public about them. Patricia was a master gardener and especially enjoyed flowers.

Patricia is survived by her sons, Tony (Lisann) Haag of Sheboygan and Tim (Linda) Haag of Beaver Dam; her stepdaughter, Stephanie (Tom) Pope of Maryland; her grandchildren, Mitchell, Elizabeth, Heidi, Joshua, and Mikayla; her siblings, Merwyn (Doreen) Hamilton of Lodi, George (Sue) Hamilton of Lake Mills, and Bill (Karen) Hamilton of Columbus; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ryan, in 2010.

A memorial gathering will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dam on Friday, Jan. 4, from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Chris Davis will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Poynette Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Grace Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dam.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.

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