Patricia Moritz Passed Away on March 7.

Frank Moritz send the following message to WIN:  I am writing to share the sad news that my wife, Pat, died peacefully on Thursday March 7, after a brief period of hospice care. Her death comes at the end of a five-year struggle with an autoimmune disease.

In lieu of sending flowers or other expressions of sympathy and support, Pat asked that donations be made in her name to the Friends of Nursing, P.O. Box 735, Englewood, CO 80151, or at http://www.thefon.org/donate.php , to provide scholarships for future generations of nurses.

Those of you who were her colleagues might be pleased (and perhaps a little amused) to know that Pat found a way to remain on the University of Colorado Health Science campus for a while longer, because she arranged to donate her remains to the University of Colorado for medical education and research.

Patricia Moritz, PHD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor Emerita, University of Colorado College of Nursing, was long-time member and strong supporter of WIN and its work. She most recently served on the WIN Finance Committee. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Frank, and her colleagues across the Western region.