Patricia Favela passed away July 9, 2012 at her home after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Tricia was born on December 19, 1952 in Bamberg, Germany to Liselotte and Donald Wallis. Tricia was employed as a senior technical support engineer at Oracle in Colorado Springs.

Tricia’s passion for life involved music, travel, gardening, her home, friends and family. Her heart was for her family and friends. She gave unconditional love to her nieces and nephews, and loved sharing time with them. Her beautiful garden was testimony to the loving care she gave it, and it was the place she loved to be. Music was very important to Tricia. She contributed her considerable talent and time to the music at Holy Apostles Church. Everyone who met Tricia knew her for the very loving, positive, strong, inspiring person she was. Even at the end, she bore her illness with uncommon bravery and grace, and is now in a far better place with her deceased loved ones, and safe in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Cavanaugh; sister, Diane Pearman; brother, Ed Wallis; and her nieces and nephews: Angela Chesson, StevieBrooke Huepel, Kyle Wallis, David Wallis, and Brian Wallis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bob Wallis; and sister, Donna Wallis.

To celebrate her life, Tricia’s memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle. A reception will follow at the church and inurnment will be private at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of Freedom.

Memorial contributions may be made through the University of Colorado Foundation. Please direct your contributions to the Eckhardt Research Lab in memory of Patricia Favela. Visit or send a gift to University of Colorado Foundation, PO Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217-9155.

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