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Eleanor Patricia 'Patti' Yung

unknown - June 23, 2009

Patti Yung passed away at home June 23, 2009, with her partner Jim by her side. She was 52.
Patti moved to Steamboat Springs in 1983 from Rochester, N.Y., and photographed the heart, soul and people of this beautiful mountain town for more than 26 years. Patti was sassy, smart and amazingly talented. She was a businesswoman, a friend, a daughter, a niece, a partner, an artist, a motorcyclist and so many other things. This community loved her and she loved the Yampa Valley right back.
Patti is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Mary McGann, and her sister, Gail Yung. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Joe Loy and Kim Yung; her aunt and uncle, Bonnie and Norbert Natzma; her brother, Michael Taira; her partner, James A. Anderson; and so many wonderful friends.
A celebration of Patti Yung's life is from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the top of the Steamboat Ski Area gondola. The remembrance starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by hors d'oeuvres, music and a cash bar. Take your favorite photo taken by Patti to be displayed at the event. Customer negatives and digital photos available will be available. The gondola ride is free. Call Ann Bennan at 303-378-9903 with questions.
The family has asked that remembrances be made in Patti's name to Hospice of Northwest Colorado, 940 Central Park Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Love wildly in Patti's name.