January 7, 2016
We all know that our dear friend Pat Carr lived life to the fullest—on his own terms, despite the numerous health challenges he faced. Pat enjoyed a party, and Pat ALWAYS showed up, no matter what the occasion. December 16th, Pat left his earthly life to join his Lord and Savior in eternal life. He died the same way that he lived, on his own terms. Pat was surrounded by friends and family, both in person and in spirit during his final weeks at Tahoe Pacific Hospital in Sparks, Nevada. There were a few "party moments" along the way, even in the hospital. Right up until the end Pat was making more memories for us to laugh and remember him by. The entire staff of Tahoe Pacific Hospital, Sparks provided such loving care to Pat and his many visitors. It made the final weeks so much easier for all involved. There will be a celebration of Pat's life and the friendship we will all miss on Saturday January 9th. For those willing to brave the cold, the celebration will start at the dog beach at Bristlecone in Lake Forest at 12 noon. The celebration will then move indoors to First Baptist Church in Tahoe City at 2 pm where we will share memories, love, laughter and tears. First Baptist Church is located at 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of two organizations that meant so much to Pat: Achieve Tahoe (formerly known as Disabled Sports USA, and before that the Tahoe Adaptive Ski School) or First Baptist Church of Tahoe City. Please note that the donations are in memory of Pat Carr. Donations can be made in Pat's name either online or via check mailed to Achieve Tahoe, PO Box 8339, Truckee, CA 96162 or via check only to First Baptist Church of Tahoe City, PO Box 7452, Tahoe City, CA 96145.