Pat Auflick, Casper College Library Director (1950 – 2011)

Dec 1, 2011

Patricia Ann (Patti or Pat) Auflick, 60, of Casper, passed away November 27, 2011 after a short illness.

Pat was born in Casper, December 3, 1950 to Robert F. Auflick and Marguerite (Spaulding) Auflick Moore and was the second of five children.

Pat grew up in Casper and attended Garfield Elementary, Southridge Elementary and Cresthill Elementary Schools. She also attended Dean Morgan Jr. High and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1969. Following graduation, she attended the University of Wyoming and received B.S. degrees in Psychology, Social Work and Biology. She then went on to get her Masters degree in Librarianship from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Her travels took her to the Philippines for eight years where she was first a Peace Corps Volunteer doing nutrition education community development and later an instructor at a college and university. There she met and married her husband Lorenzo Padua on August 10, 1981 in Naga City, Camarines Sur.

She came back to the U.S. with her son and worked for the University of Arizona.

Her career included Associate Librarian for the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Adjunct Faculty/Instructor for the School of Information Resources and Library Science and Director for the Rural Health Office Library. She also helped with the formation of the Arizona Health Information Network, developing the original grant and serving on the board in a number of capacities before serving as President of the organization. At the time of her death she was the Director of the Library at Casper College.

Pat loved to travel. Her biggest trips took her to China and back to the Philippines.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her father, her stepfather, J. Allen Moore and her grandparents, August and Alma (Bowman) Auflick and John and Agnes (Hammer) Spaulding.

She is survived by her son Andrew Padua, her mother Marguerite Moore and her four brothers, Jack Auflick of Michigan, Ron (Eileen) Auflick of Casper, Bob (Jan) Auflick of Casper and Mike (Sharon) Auflick of Saudi Arabia. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Katie (Santos) Carranza of Waco, TX, Eric Auflick of Las Vegas, NV, Capt. Rob Auflick, U.S. Air Force of Cheyenne, WY, Austin Auflick of Houston, TX, Derek Auflick of Houston, TX and Rose Auflick of College Station, TX. Also left behind is her dog, Bismarck.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Restoration Church. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bustard’s Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s name may be made to Central Wyo. Hospice, Casper College Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Humane Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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