Patty Buddenhagen

December 28, 1953 - August 16, 2022
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Patty Buddenhagen

December 28, 1953 – August 16, 2022


Patty Ann Buddenhagen peacefully passed on at home with her family on August 16, 2022 in Tucson, AZ.   She was born on December 28, 1953 to David Alfred St Germaine and Betty Jo St Germaine in Elinwood, Kansas.

She is survived by her three daughters Jolinda Ynez Buddenhagen, Jeneva Ann Buddenhagen, and Janeah LeElla Williams. Her three grandsons Edward Wilson Jr. , Charles Daniel Youngquist, and Winston Seth Youngquist. And her 4 siblings Dennis St Germaine, Darryl St Germaine, Susan St Germaine, and Jana Ruda.

Patty lived life to the absolute fullest and rocked to the beat of her own drum. She was unapologeticly herself and never felt sorry about it. She was a loving mother and a dear friend to many. She left lasting impressions on everyone she crossed paths with. Patty will be dearly missed by many but her memory lives on through her loving family and friends. Patty was a proud member of her tribe.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm at Marana Mortuary.  In lieu of flowers we ask you send a donation in her name to:
Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
615 Central Avenue West
Great Falls MT 59404

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Born: December 28, 1953
Died: August 16, 2022

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Kristin Milu posted on 10/9/22

Patty was a beautiful and loving person who possessed great inner strength. It was an honor to be a part of her life. I could never thank her enough for her caring and loving on Mom and Dad Buddenhagen. She was more than a daughter-in-law. She was a friend and an angel. Until we meet again


Tracey Short posted on 8/31/22

I knew Patty from girl scouts (Blue Birds). She was so nice and so funny. I never seen her after being in girl scouts, but she left a lasting impression in my memory. Rest in peace, Patty!


Michele posted on 8/29/22

Mia I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt Patty. Thank you for sharing her story with us. Hugs to you my friend❤️??Prayers for her family.


Mia Jo posted on 8/26/22

Oh Aunt Patty, I always thought you would love forever! You were always there for me no matter what and you were never not part of something going on in my life. I loved how you did things your way, never asked permission to live any specific way, the “bird” was your favorite gesture and the F bomb well, we all know that was a favorite word of yours! You were always so tough as nails. You loved unconditionally, you stood up for what was right. You loved with every part of your soul. I’m so happy we had our talks on the phone every few weeks, loved seeing the pictures of the grand kids. I’m grateful I was able to come down and spend some time with you before you were called home. I hope you are no longer in pain, you are showing everyone how it’s done and keep a close eye on ALL of us down here! I love you and will miss you always! Mia Jo


Susan St. Germaine posted on 8/26/22

Patty and I shared a love of Irises that I believe was inspired by our mother. One of her last requests to me was to save her some bulbs. I will save and bring some to her girls if they want any. I will miss the pictures she would send me of her grandchildren that she was so very proud of. It still is hard for me to grasp that she is gone but I know that the angels are having fun with her and her wild stories. Rest in peace Patty.


Bill Ernst posted on 8/25/22

I for one, did not have to chance and honor to have ever met Patty, yet through stories and accolades, foretold by Rose Reimert, I can only surmise the importance and essential role she played in many Lives. Such People are rare in today's World, and for those who have the priviledge to encounter such a person, should count those moments as blessings, as use those blessings as a template for their own lives. Patty was a dedicated Soul to her Family, both by blood and by choice, and to the nuturing of all she chose to task for their wellbeing. Let us hold her memory dear and close, and remember a life well lived, and celebrate her time amoungst us, for now she is with the Angels as they now nuture her in Heaven.......


rose reimert posted on 8/25/22

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Jackie Sellars posted on 8/25/22

Jeneva Janeah and Jr We are all so very sad for your loss. Your mother/grandmother loved you with every ounce of her being and was so happy to be around all the ones she loves most in her last hours. Know that you are all So very much loved by friends and family and we are praying for you and for your healing. Love Jackie


Jana Ruda posted on 8/25/22

My heart is broke, my sister Patty was one of a kind. Fierce but loving. She taught me how to ride horse, a bike, and drive the car down the road without permission. The kind of ride at amusement park you don't want to get off of. Miss you....


Donna Rivas posted on 8/24/22

Aunt Patty was a beautiful soul who loved anyone regardless of their flaws! I know my mom loved her with all her heart and I hope they meet again… I will always remember spending time with her and Uncle Dan, doing crafts and hanging out! She is already missed.


Pamela Marks posted on 8/24/22

You will be greatly missed dear friend. My love and prayers for the family.