Samuel Partick 'Pat' Rich
September 17, 2020
Samuel Patrick "Pat" Rich was born in Powell, Wyo., on March 17, 1972, to S.T. and June Rich and passed away September 8, 2020, preceded in death by his father. Pat is survived by his mother, June Rich, brother, Rex Rich (Patty), sisters Marcie Schultz (Al), Jenna Johnson, and Cindy Cordova (Gil) and many nieces and nephews.
Patrick had a large and mischievous personality who drew people in with his smiles and his hugs. Once you met Pat, he considered you a relative, and he often decided you looked like a famous movie star. Pat loved the rodeo and especially the clown, Tony Martoglio. Patrick was a huge tease and loved to tickle, throw socks at you, or try to wrestle you down. He also loved movies, music and bowling.
Patrick was in the original class of Northwest Childhood Development Center beginning at 18 months. He attended Cody public schools from 1st through 6th grades then transferred to the Big Horn Children's Center to age 21 at which time he considered himself "retired".
Pat lived at home with his parents through age 28 at which time he transitioned to the home of his sister and her husband, Cindy and Gil Cordova through age 47. At that time, he transferred to a Northern facility.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics Wyoming, 239 W 1st St., Casper, WY 82601; or Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc., 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047; or The Children's Resource Center, 558 E 2nd Street, Powell, WY 82435; or the Cody Child Development Center, 1301 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414.
A private memorial service (due to Covid-19) will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Cody Streams of Life Church. It will be recorded and available on Pat's memorial page http://www.BallardFH.com after the service.