Pat Lyle Edward McLaughlin, 67, died Sept. 8, 2007, in Cottonwood. Pat was born Jan. 29, 1940, in Wallace Idaho, to Ralph Everett McLaughlin and Margaret Luella Morgan McLaughlin.
Pat served honorably in the U.S. Army prior to beginning a lifelong career working in the mining and tunneling industry as a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by three sons and one daughter, Kelly D. and Jill L. McLaughlin of Joseph City, Ariz.; Kenneth D. and Margaret T. McLaughlin of Cottonwood; Kasey L. and Ginger R. McLaughlin of Denver, Colo.; Kendall H. and Tracie D. Walden of St. Louis, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Remains will be scattered in the mountains near his boyhood home of Alma, Colo. Military Honors will be rendered at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.