Patricia Ann Sliger, 78, Gering

Patricia Ann Sliger, 78 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center.

Her graveside service will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at East Lawn Cemetery, north of Minatare with Rev. Robert Manasek officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-6:00 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be given to the family, 1755 11th Street, Gering, Nebraska 69341. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

Patricia Ann was born on December 16, 1924 at Minatare, Nebraska to Lyle "Pat" and Ruby (Nelson) Leonard. She attended schools in the Western Nebraska, graduating from Gering High School, attended Chadron State College and graduated with a Master's Degree in 1993.
She married Charles E. Sliger, on March 6, 1954 at Cheyenne, Wyoming and made their home in Texas.

She was a member of Who's Who in American Colleges.

Survivors include her daughters Trish Smilie (Mike), Loveland, CO, Peggy Peterson (Gary), North Platte, NE, Penny Capron (Dennis), Nashville, TN; son Bruce Sliger (Kim), Fort Collins, CO; brothers Richard, Jerry and Alan Leonard; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lyle and Ruby Leonard, husband Charles E. Sliger and son Charles E. Sliger, Jr.

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