Patricia Sovalenko was a devoted mother and friend

Patricia Sovalenko

Patricia (Nee: Billington) Sovelenko, 80, died on Saturday at her residence in Racine. She was born July 3, 1938 in Racine to Ernie and Martha (Nee: Pomplun) Billington of Racine.

After being a stay at home mom for many years, Patricia worked in the Racine/Milwaukee area until her retirement. After retirement, she relocated to Tanglewood in Sebring, FL where she enjoyed time with her husband, Ronald; socializing with many friends and being the Queen Bee of the Red Hat Society. She was married to Ronald Sovelenko for 57 years.

Surviving are her six children, Linda (Keith) Hetchler of Racine WI, Denise (Ronald) Self of Liberty Hill TX, Cherie (Alfred) Evans of Caledonia WI, Scott (Suzy) Sovelenko of Olympia WA, Mark (Kimberly) Sovelenko of Racine WI, Natasha (Christopher) Chan-A-Sue of Hartland WI; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, step-sisters and step-brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Michael Sovelenko; father (Ernie Billington), mother (Martha Billington Martini), sister (Bernice Billington); 4 half-sisters (Ruby, Regina, Hazel and Alice (Nee: Billington); 2 half-brothers (Lawrence and Howard Billington), and step-father Edward Martini.

Pastor Krista Zimmerman will be officiating the Memorial Service on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S. Green Bay Road. Refreshments will be served following the service in the church hall. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover at 1 p.m.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.