Patricia Ann Welch, 79, of Salem, Nebraska died Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Sabetha Manor. She was born on April 12, 1932 in Long Beach, California the daughter of John William Tabor and Ruby (Shannon) Tabor. She worked as a special education transit assistant in Anchorage, Alaska for several years. She was united in marriage to Thomas Ness. After his death, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Eldon Welch.
She is survived by three sons, David Ness and his wife, Ann of Alaska, William Ness and his wife, Terri of Alaska and Barry Ness and his wife, Misty of Wyoming; one daughter, Brenda Randolph and her husband, Randy of California; step son, Steve Welch and his wife, Yvonne of California; two step daughters, Melody Mounts and her husband, Gary of Arkansas and Heather Baccio and her husband, Ernest of California; loving family, Bud and Charlene (Phillips) Spaulding of Salem, Nebraska, DoniRae (Scott) Taylor of Morrill, Kansas and Colton Delome of Morrill, Kansas and Donald Phillips and his wife, Ashleigh of Wichita, Kansas and Landyn Phillips of Wichita, Kansas and 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Patricia was cremated. Services will be at a later date. Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha is in charge of arrangements.