Patricia R. Wells


Patricia R. Wells, 94 of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Byron, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born July 1, 1927 in Rockford to Kenneth and Lois Hamer.

She married Thomas Wells on May 30, 1946 in Dixon. She is survived by 3 daughters, Carolyn (Jim) Swanson of Las Vegas, Nev.; Pam Wells Cupp of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Patty (Mike) Merriman of Scottsdale, Ariz., and 1 son Tom (Lisa) Wells of Lone Rock, Wis.; 9 Grandchildren, Joe Gleason of Surprise, Ariz.; Tadd (Jenn) Gleason of Homewood, Ill.; Kristen (Vince) Stephens of Las Vegas, NV; Rachel (Dale) Gilbert of Phoenix, AZ; Jane Gleason Cook of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Tricia (Tim) Olson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Brian (Tanya) Merriman of Albion, Idaho; Justin Wells of Madison, Wis., and Ryan Wells of Madison, Wis.; 16 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild; a sister, Kathy Berkes of Webster, N.Y.; Sisters-in-Law, Nancy Hamer of Byron, and Marka Bednar of State College, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents, brothers David Hamer and Donald Hamer and brother-in-law John Berkes.

She was a former member of the United Church of Byron. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. at United Church of Byron, 702 W Second St., Byron, with Reverend Tyler Spellious officiating. A Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Church of Byron or the Gary Sinise Foundation. ( )