Born on August 27, 1939 in Rockford, Illinois
Departed January 5, 2023 in Melbourne Florida
Patti Routh, 83, of Indialantic, Florida, a Christian, passed on January 5, 2023 with her loving husband of 56 years by her side, along with her daughter, son, his wife and her grand-daughter. She was born on August 27, 1939, in Rockford, Illinois to Carl and Marion Ahlgren.
Patti is survived by her devoted husband Wayne Routh; her sister Judy (Rick) Martens of Las Cruces, New Mexico; brother Richard Algren of Jacksonville, Florida; her son Ronald (Joyce) Routh of Melbourne, Florida; her daughter Laura (John) Soultanian of Orange Park, Florida; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren; as well as many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Marion Ahlgren; her brother Carl (Cully) Ahlgren; her son Charles (Chuck) Routh; and her grand-son Anthony Hendry.
Patti was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother (Meme) and great grandmother (Beautimas!). Patti and Wayne were married in 1966 at the Cupid Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, blessed with three children. During their lives together, they lived in New Mexico, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Texas, and settled in Florida. Patti worked as a secretary throughout her life. She was well-known as “Ma Routh” in Exeter and Stratham serving as the school secretary in Public Education. She never forgot to recognize someone’s birthday or honor Jesus at Christmas with her many personal cards she hand-wrote and mailed. Patti and Wayne purchased a cattle ranch in Llano Texas in 2005 and raised cattle on 100+ acres. They routinely opened their ranch to family and friends throughout the years and made many new friends in Castell, Texas. Patti loved to listen to Country Music, read, watch golf, Jeopardy, Wheel of Future & of course Days of Our Life, gamble in casinos, play SkipBo, scrabble and card games with her family. She was always working on a jigsaw puzzles and encouraged anyone who stopped by to help her. Patti will forever be remembered for her sense of humor, laugh, hugs and unfailing love.
Her Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM, on Saturday, January 14, at Brownlie & Maxwell Chapel, 1010 Palmetto Ave., Melbourne, Florida 32901. A reception will follow for family and friends.
from Mesa, AZ wrote on January 14, 2023:
Aunt Pat will truly be missed. As a kid I always loved spending time with her when she came out to Las Cruces for visits. Always great fun, laughs and quality time. That continued with visits to her Florida condo and the ranch in Texas as well. The great memories will always be cherished and sit close to my heart. She was a very special person and a wonderful Aunt. I'm very grateful to have had the priveledge to be her nephew.God bless.
Erika Marin Rodriguez
from Satellite Beach wrote on January 14, 2023:
My sincere condolences Bailey and your family in this difficult moments. May God give you all the peace and strength for this moment. RIP . Big hug love you !
Ken and Sue Anderson
from Grantsville, MD wrote on January 9, 2023:
Wayne and Family
Words are hard to find to convey how saddened we are by Patti's passing.
This says it best,
"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."
We will miss our special friend of 52 years.
We love you all, Ken and Big Sue
Paul B Medley
from Sevierville, TN wrote on January 7, 2023:
Ant death is sad news. I (we) only met Patti a couple times thru her Husband, Wayne, who was my Supervisor for a few years. What little time visiting them, Patti seemed to be a sweet and loving person. Wayne, we are sorry for your loss.
from Exeter, NH wrote on January 7, 2023:
Patti was such a special friend. Everyone at SMS loved her sense of humor, her gracious to all, her kindness to all she came in contact with. The kids at school didn’t mind going to the principal’s office because she would always have a great smile and a little humor! She never forgot a birthday.
All of us who had the pleasure of knowing her will never forget her.
Our sympathies to Wayne and her family.
from N Charleston SC wrote on January 7, 2023:
My very best friend of 40 years. We were such good friends that we invited them to join us on our honeymoon in Vegas. Her wonderful husband & my beloved husband were best friends. We took great trips together. We were there for each other in sad times & happy times. I will misss hearing her laugh, her cards never missing an occasion. I know she is now with our loving father may she rest in peace. May he bless her devoted husband Wayne, her sister Judy , children & grandchildren.
from ALPINE wrote on January 7, 2023:
Good times together in Las Cruces, Mason, Del Rio,
Balmorhea, Alpine. Dru and I have many good memories
of Patti. Loved her smile and laugh. Our condolence to Wayne and all of their family.
from Melbourne wrote on January 6, 2023:
I loved Ms. Patti’s smile and infectious laugh. She was a real sweetheart and will be greatly missed.
from Fort Worth, Texas wrote on January 6, 2023:
Bill and I loved you and Wayne as the dearest of friends for over 50 years. You will always be here in my heart.
from Malabar,fl. wrote on January 6, 2023:
Wayne and family,
My condolences to you all… Pattie’s fight is over now.. may she Rest In Peace… prayers and healing thoughts to you all..
Wendy L Greyson
from Clinton Township wrote on January 6, 2023:
Meme was a sweet soul! Very funny lady too! She received her reward! Amen! See you soon! ❤️