The heavens called up a special angel
It deeply saddens the Violett Family to announce the passing of
our Mother, Patricia Violett.
Patricia passed away Sunday, January 17th at home
surrounded by her loving family.
Pat, as she was known by
customers, was the co-founder of Bob Violett Models. Her support
of the hobby and love for people was the foundation of how BVM
became such a family orientated company. I believe you can feel
the extension of that bond in our close-knit jet community
Mom was not just a
mother to my sisters, Marcia and Debbie, and me, but to all her
employees as well. Over the years, beginning in 1982, they would
become part of her extended family. Mom was always there to
listen, give advice, and help when one of them was in need. In
the events leading up to this week, as many of them have come by
or phoned to pay respect, we continued to learn incredible
stories of what mom had done to help or counsel when it was most
Mom also truly connected
with you, our customers. I know so, because after so many years,
so many of you always ask first, how is Mom doing? After many a
show or even a regular Sunday out at the flying field BV would
call, last minute, usually, and announce that he was bringing
home a few friends for dinner. This was never a problem for
Mom. Everyone was welcome and there was always enough. Over the
years Bob and Pat would open their home to numerous customers,
interns, employees, and friends, often for months at a time.
Mom was always gracious and welcoming everyone with open arms.
All of them, as with the employees, would become part of her
extended family. She loved every one of them as they were her
own. It was important to Mom to know customers on a personal
level. I could always hear her on the phone asking how their
family was doing and would make the time to discuss the
important things in life before moving on to the business at
This unwavering ability
to keep perspective of what is important in life was a true
gift. As many have said, Pat was a genuine, wonderful, strong
woman with a heart of gold.
From your daughters,
Patty, Marcia, Debbie, extended family, and wonderful customers,
we will miss our Mom dearly. We know that you are now resting
comfortably with Dad.
We all thank Mom/Pat for
making such a strong difference in our lives.
Rest in Peace, Momma
Your love and support
for our Mom has been amazing and very comforting to our Family.
Please accept our
Her official obituary is
now online at the below link.