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Patricia "Patsy" Gail Lauterborn

Patricia "Patsy" Gail Lauterborn

Jan 17, 1938 - Sep 14, 2023

Patricia "Patsy" Gail Lauterborn - Obituary


atricia “Patsy” Gail Lauterborn passed away peacefully on September 14th, 2023.   She was 85 years old. Patsy was born in Concord, North Carolina on January 17th, 1938, to the late Patrick and Clara Kathleen (Holdbrooks) Whittington.  Along with her parents, Patsy is predeceased by her beloved husband, George Bernard Lauterborn (1921-1988) and her sister Karen Whittington. Patsy graduated from Anacostia High School and then received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Master of Chemistry from Howard University. Her main career was a dental hygienist but there was nothing that our mother could not master in life. She spent weeks in France and graduated with her Cordon Bleu in the 1970s. Using her Cordon Bleu skills she taught cooking classes in our kitchen, catered weddings and parties and mastered cake decoration. She was a Prefect Sodality at St. Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill, MD, taught classes at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and volunteered many hours at both St. Columba and La Reine High School.  She taught herself to knit and we treasure the beautiful Irish sweaters she knitted for us.  She was an avid bridge player and even played league-style within the last couple of years.  She taught ceramics in our basement and baked them in our very own kiln.  She was an avid reader and exceled at newspaper crosswords. She traveled extensively to several countries while learning as much of their language as she could.  Later in life she decided she would like to “try out” watercolor art.  If you knew Patsy, there was no such thing as her just “trying out” something.  She found a wonderful art class at Harmony Hall Regional Center and learned different watercolor techniques and spent many hours refining her art. Throughout her life she met special and dear friends.  They had a special place in her heart and ours as well. Patsy is survived by her sister Wanda (John) Hassler, her three children Mary (Todd) Armstrong, Francis (Tracey) Lauterborn and Elizabeth (Leslie) Johnson. Eight grandchildren - Paige (Jason) Armstrong, Maxwell Johnson, Danielle Lauterborn, Jack Armstrong, Mitchell Johnson, Brendan Lauterborn, Marshall Johnson and Peyton Lauterborn. Two great-grandchildren - Greyson and Bailey Osborne along with nieces and nephews within the Lauterborn and Hassler families. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28th from 4-6 PM at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory: 6160 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Interment will be with George at Arlington Cemetery. If sending flowers, please contact Country Florist at 301-645-6776 or online at CountryFlorist Condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.