Patricia Kay Hannum


June 16, 2021

Patricia Kay Hannum 69, of Big Sandy, passed away due to natural causes with friends and family by her side, on June 3, 2021, at the Big Sandy Medical Center. Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, June 18, 2021, at the Paul Williams Memorial Park. Please bring lawn chairs if you are able. Holland & Bonine has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Patti's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family

Patti was born on August 13, 1951, to Duane "Dewey" and Helen Hannum in Big Sandy, the youngest of three girls. She graduated from Big Sandy High School in 1969. After graduation, she moved to Box Elder and worked as a secretary for the Chippewa Cree Tribe administration office, until her son Darin was born. Being a single mother, she moved back to Big Sandy to be near family. She started working for "The Grocery Store" in town and enjoyed the daily visits from her hometown friends and relatives who stopped in for groceries or just to say "Hi". For forty-two years, she was quite the clerk at the store, filling orders, helping customers, always with a smile. When Patti was not working at the store, she and a strong group of friends devoted their time to planning events and get togethers for benevolent causes, as well as people in need.

She loved all children, especially her grandchildren, and would always attend school events, football and basketball games, band concerts, school plays, and any other function to support them. She became known as "Grandma Patti".

Patti was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Darin (Melissa) Hannum; sisters, Helen "Gail" Hannum, Rita (Woody) Bonger; grandchildren, Trajan and Damon Hannum, CJ and Jaclyn Evans, as well as the Simpson and Kulbeck kids.


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