Patricia Mary Umsted, 79, of Lewistown died early Wednesday morning September 6, 2023, at Valle Vista Manor following a brief illness. She was born in Tallahassee, FL to Gerald and Agnes (Vincent) Sullivan on November 1, 1943. After Pat's father passed away in WWII she and her mother moved to Agnes' hometown of Beulah, ND. It was here that she met and later married Lyell Bergquist on June 19, 1951. The new family settled down in Jamestown, ND and together they raised Pat from the age of 6 years. Pat received her high school education and graduated from St. John's Academy. She went on to attend The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where she was expelled for having a car on campus! She then attended Jamestown College where she graduated summa cum laude with a BS in psychology. On a trip with a girlfriend, she met her friend for life, Curt Umsted, and together they wed on April 11, 1966, in Rapid City, SD. The couple welcomed their first son, John Gregory, that same year. After moving the family to Billings, MT, they welcomed their second son, Peter Andrew, in 1968. After some convincing on her part, they welcomed Katherine Elizabeth, in 1970. A family complete. She was a stay-at-home mom until moving to Lewistown in 1975 where they purchased The Glass House and worked side by side up until her car accident in 1996. She sustained a traumatic brain injury that left her in a wheelchair. You can ask anyone; it certainly did not alter her sense of humor. She resided in Lewistown, was taken care of by many people, until the time of her death.
She was a very active member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, serving in many capacities until the time of her accident. She was an advocate for getting a catholic education and devoted many hours to help the community in any way she could.
Pat loved her family very much. Her sense of humor and wit will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and those who helped take care of her over the last 27 years.
Pat is survived by her children John (Rhonda) Umsted of Helena, MT, Peter (Carey) Umsted of Billings, MT and Kate (Jim) Wier of Lewistown, MT; two half-brothers Mike (Kris) Bergquist and Jerry Bergquist both of Jamestown, ND; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Curt, in 2006, her parents, and one nephew, Ross Bergquist.
Funeral Mass for Patricia M. Umsted will be Monday, September 11, 2023, at 10:00am at St. Leo's Catholic Church with cremation to follow. Committal will be on a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation and a sharing of memories will be Sunday, September 10th, 2023, from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm in the Cloyd Chapel. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Friends are asked to make memorials to the Friends of the Library, St. Leo's Catholic Church, or the charity of their choice. These may be left at Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.