PATRICA HORNBUCKLE Patrica "Patty" Ann Hornbuckle, a 14-year resident of Henderson and a native of Connecticut, passed away peacefully at Nathan Adelson Hospice, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She fought a brave and courageous fight against cancer, but after 20 months, she succumbed. She will now rest in peace forever with the love and joy of her life, her husband Bill. Patty was born Sept. 7, 1936, to Leah and Ed Fitzpatrick, in Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut. She is survived by her two children, William Hornbuckle of Henderson, and Tracy Marshall of South Windsor, Conn.; her four granddaughters, Lindsey Hornbuckle, Paige Marshall, Sara Hornbuckle and Samantha Marshall; and her one stepgrandson, Kristopher Smith Reichartz. In addition, she leaves a daughter-in-law, Wendy Hornbuckle; son-in-law, Michael Marshall; uncle, Bob; aunt, Joan; and sister-by-heart and cousin, Karen Palmer. Patty was attending Grace New Haven School of Nursing at Yale University
when she met her love and husband, of 49 years, Bill. Shortly thereafter, she joined him in Tokyo, Japan, where they spent the better part of 14 years in the U.S. Air Force
before settling down in Connecticut. She became a registered nurse working throughout the medical profession in the Greater Hartford, Conn. area and subsequently became a medical underwriter for Aetna in the later part of her career. As a child and young adult, she became an accomplished dancer and many thought of her as an ideal partner for Fred Astaire. She loved the beach and laying in the sun for hours, playing golf and most importantly, her dog, Brady. She also loved Michael, Rudy, Bobby and Karen the mostest! Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday July 8, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will be private at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, where she will rejoin her beloved husband forever. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas in her honor.