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Patricia Louise LeFevre

d. June 27, 2020

The world lost a little bit of adventure on Saturday June 27, 2020 when Patricia Louise (Lukomski) LeFevre, citizen of the world and resident of Henderson, NV passed away. The eldest of five children, she was born on September 3rd in Detroit, Michigan to the late Leo and Louise Lukomski. Dying on the 27th was surely part of God’s plan for her as she always felt 3 was her lucky number and would find it fitting that the date she died was 9 times 3. That’s a detail she would have noticed and remarked on (again and again).

Patricia graduated from Addison High School and received a B.A. in Interior Design from Michigan State University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan (Go Blue). Patricia worked as a clinical social worker in Detroit, Hawaii, California, Florida, South Carolina, Texas and Rhode Island in hospitals, clinics, a maximum security prison, and for the Veteran’s Administration. It was with the VA that Patricia found her passion at work. She helped hundreds of veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan overcome post-traumatic stress disorder and other adjustment difficulties. She worked with everyone from members of the Band of Brothers’ Easy Company to the toughest vets from Vietnam and she loved them all.

Patricia also loved travel and was always planning her next adventure. Whether it was traveling by car through East Germany into Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Israel in the 1970s, Singapore and Thailand, South America, Wales or continental Europe, she was always on the go. Patricia’s goal was to join the Traveler’s Century Club—a world travel organization in which you need to have visited 100 or more countries to become a member. At last count, she was over 80 nations. While most travels were benign, her daughters worried when she snuck into Cuba, got altitude sickness in Tibet, took a cargo ship to Tahiti and traveled to Myanmar in the midst of the Rohingya crisis. They will never forget the bus trip to Mexico City and the overnight on the church pew on Martha’s Vinyard. Patricia was known for convincing her friends and family to always try something new and expand their horizons. She was famous for asking “Why not?”

Patricia loved glamour and was always dressed to the nines. She owned a Hermes scarf and a Chanel suit, custom made for her in Paris. Her signature scent was Opium, and it will remind us of her for the rest of our lives. Patricia celebrated her last birthday by seeing Cher in concert in Vegas, taking her first selfie, and dining at Guy Savoy, the Michillen starred restaurant.

As much as she enjoyed travel and adventure, she loved her family and her friends more. In addition to a wonderful and eclectic set of friends, Patricia is survived by her daughters September LeFevre O’Brien, and Danielle Willis and their husbands Matthew and Darren. She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Caleigh, Collin, and Cuyler O’Brien and Megan and Lauren Willis. She was incredibly proud of her girls, a lawyer and an Air Force Colonel, and loved her grandchildren to distraction.

Patricia saw herself as the matriarch of the family. She was preceded in death by her sister Bernadine Young, and leaves behind a brother, Leonard Lukomski, and sisters Georgette Hattle and Candice Paff. She was the glue that held together a wide network of aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was one of the few people who actually knew what a second cousin once removed was and could explain to the family how they were all related.

Patricia asked that her life be celebrated with a party, which will be held in conjunction with a memorial mass and graveside interment, Saturday, July 3, 2021 beginning at 10:00 A.M. in Irish Hills at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 8743 US-12, Brooklyn, Michigan.

Please say a prayer, raise a toast, and plan your next adventure.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Honor Flight Foundation, which provides trips to Washington, D.C. for World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans to see their memorials - https://www.honorflight.org/donate-online.html.

Please direct any questions about services to Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth, Michigan https://m.schrader-howell.com/, (734)453-3333.
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