Patricia Elizabeth Gilgin Hahn 1937 - 2016
Patricia (Trish) Gilgin Hahn, 79, Tonganoxie, KS passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2016, after an extended illness. According to her wishes, she was cremated; there will be no viewing or visitation. A “celebration of life” memorial service will be held at 10:30am, November 5, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, KS. A luncheon will follow the service. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, Theatre Lawrence, The Kansas City Symphony, or Friends of the Lyric Opera Guild. Online condolences may be expressed at www.quisenberrryfh.com.
Trish was born in Cleveleys, England, on May 17, 1937, to Robert Carrique Lewin and Clara Doreen (Richards) Lewin. Her childhood and school years were spent in the idyllic Lake District in Yealand, England, where she enjoyed time along the seashore and the animals in her life, especially working with horses. At age 22, she moved to New York City, NY to take a position with the British Travel Association. While in New York, she met and married Franz (Frank) Gilgin. Frank was employed as a flight engineer by TWA, and was later transferred to Kansas City, MO.
Trish and Frank moved to the Tonganoxie, KS area in 1970, where they raised daughters Elizabeth and Sahra, and Trish gained advanced training as an Occupational Therapist (OT) at the University of Kansas. The last 26 years of her OT career were with the Leavenworth, KS schoolsas an Early Childhood specialist, where she was a committed professional and strong advocate for children in that program. She continued her OT career after Frank died in 2001, retiring in 2014 after being diagnosed with cancer.
Trish was a lifelong learner, and enjoyed photography and gardening as hobbies, and concerts (especially classical music and jazz), theater, and travel as entertainment. She was active in various organizations, including the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) and the Lyric Opera Guild, as well as community activities such as the Tonganoxie Community Theater and book clubs. She was noted for preparing tasty dinners for family and friends, and for being a most gracious hostess.
In 2011, she married G. LeRoy Hahn; together, they enjoyed visiting with family and friends, and traveled extensively, especially enjoying trips to the Oregon coast as well as many concerts and theater productions in a variety of venues. Survivors are husband LeRoy of Tonganoxie, daughters Elizabeth Menardi (husband Bob, children Emma, Anthony, and Samuel) of Atlanta, GA, Sahra Go (son Frankie) of Overland Park, KS, and several stepchildren and step grandchildren. Brother Peter Lewin (wife Carolyn) of Kirkham, England and sister Ann Mellor (husband Harry) of Manchester, England also survive, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in England and Scotland.