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Patrick Joseph (Pat) LeValley of Hutchinson, Kansas died September 9, 2016 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas after an eight-month battle with leukemia.
Pat was born February 24, 1954 in Manhattan, Kansas to Clayton J. and Glenna M. (Waters) LeValley. He graduated from Monsignor Luckey High School in Manhattan in 1972, played basketball at Benedictine and St. Mary’s of the Plains Colleges, and graduated from Kansas State University in Civil Engineering in 1979. He was a registered professional engineer.
Pat married Susan Gaudreau in Wichita, Kansas in 1978. They had two children—Whitney and Robert (Clay). He later married Ivone Nunes in 2006.
Pat is survived by his children Whitney LeValley, Wichita, Kansas and Clay LeValley, Thornton, Colorado; his mother, Glenna LeValley, Olathe, Kansas; and siblings Mike (Shelley) and Greg (Kathy) Manhattan, Kansas, Denise LeValley , Mary Wargin Maggie Collins (Kevin) and Neil (Stacy) all of Olathe, Kansas, Mark (Tina) Fort Worth, Texas, and Janel Johnson, Portland, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father Clayton and sister Teresa Cook.
Pat had a big and interesting life which included living for extended periods in South and Central America, Canada and throughout the United States supervising construction of golf courses and industrial facilities. He supervised onsite construction of the Colbert Hills, Flint Hills National, Auburn Hills, and Heritage Park Golf courses in Kansas. Later, he built golf courses in Comandatuba Brazil, Goiaiana, Brazil, Roatan Honduras, Antigua, Guatemala, Park City, Utah, Westchester County, New York, and Kansas City, Missouri. He lived in Vancouver, Washington, Toronto, Canada, and New Orleans, Louisiana supervising or trouble-shooting construction of port facilities. After getting through two cancer surgeries and one heart surgery in 2013, Pat went to work for Prairie Landworks in McPherson, Kansas doing land planning and civil engineering design work. Pat always needed to stay busy and continued working in between frequent bone marrow transplant clinic appointments and even from his hospital bed during the last several weeks of his life.
Pat had a fun, generous and kind spirit and he will be missed by his many friends, family and 23 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for burial of Pat’s ashes at St. Joseph Cemetery in the McDowell Creek Community on Friday, September 16 at 6:00 pm. A celebration of Pat’s life (a party with beer and band in Pat’s words) for all of his golfing buddies, friends, coworkers and family will be held in Hutchinson at a later date.