|Pat Wollbrinck Lang|
I enjoy working in my yard, especial the rose garden. Going to events
(gymnastics, baseball, volleyball, softball, basketball) and watching my
Retired special education teacher, but still substitution and tutoring.
My husband Gary and I have been married for 47 years, we had three
children and now we have 7 grandchildren. Our oldest daughter, Rayleene,
passed away in 2012. She had cervical cancer which she beat.
It was the treatment that took her from us. We did not know that
radiation thinned the walls of the arteries and veins, but evidently it
does. She had the cancer beat, developed a low grade fever a few weeks
after her surgery. The medical team checked to be sure that there
was no infection in the blood stream, which there was not. She was in
the hospital, sent me a text message saying she should be able to come
home the following day. This was at 7:30 PM, and 9:00 PM we got a call
that she was in trouble. The large artery that runs across your abdomen
had burst and basically she bled to death before they could get her to
surgery. The year prior, I lost my brother, Richard Wollbrinck, - also a
WRHS graduate - who died of a massive heart attack at the age of 55, the
same as his father at the same age.
Rayleene, our oldest daughter worked in law enforcement and had one
daughter, Sheyanne, who is a grad student at UNC. She is also teaching
two sections of college composition and is an embedded tutor in the
English Department at Aims Community College, in Greeley.
Our son Jarrod is a Sgt with the Rio Blanco Sheriff's Department.
He has three daughters - Cassie, 16, Katrina 14, and Kaylee Jo, 9. All
three of his daughters play basketball and volleyball. They are
also very good students.
Our youngest daughter, Tabitha, has a BSW and worked for Health and Human
Services as a Child Protection Caseworker. But, after
dealing with severe abuse of children and the death of two infants
within 6 months of each other, she resigned. She is currently a medical
office manager and is going back to school to get her elementary
teaching license. She has three children - Christian, who just graduated
with academic and athletic honors from Delta High School, is
attending CSU in Fort Collins where he is majoring in Criminal Justice.
Upon graduation he is planning on attending the Colorado State Patrol
Academy. Emilie is 11 and involved in gymnastics. She took a
second, third and fourth at state competition last spring. Gabby is 5
and just entered kindergarten. She is also involved in gymnastics
and plays softball.
We live in Olathe, Colorado. My husband is a Agricultural Water
Disbursement Technician. He delivers agriculture water to the
farmers though a large agriculture water system that has been in use
since the Gunnison was dug over 100 years ago. He delivers water to the
farmers that bring you Olathe Sweet Corn.