Patricia Lynn Vasquez, 35, died Aug. 23, 2012, in rural Pratt County. She was born May 22, 1977, in Garden City, the daughter of Steven F. Gross and Sharon Newton Gross. She was a certified nursing assistant and nursing home assistant.

Survivors include: two sons, Lalo Gallardo, Haviland, and Xavier Vasquez, Pratt; a daughter, Guadalupe Gallardo, Haviland; parents; Sharon and Darwin Mercer, Pratt; a brother, Rick Mason, Pratt; five sisters, Barbara Whitten and husband Terry, Haviland, Debra Grossman, Solcomb, Ala., Jane Condray, Salina, Kristina Thorne and husband Willie, Pratt, and Carie Gross, Garden City.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Haviland Friends Church, with Pastor Donnie Hinshaw officiating. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Patricia L. Vasquez Children's Education Fund, in care of Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, 115 E. Fourth, Pratt, KS 67124.