Patricia Roussis

February 5, 1933 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 88)


Patricia Ann Roucis was born to Lucy Ann Roucis and James Roucis on February 5, 1933, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Patricia passed away on Christmas Eve 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska.    She was proceeded in death by her four siblings Mary Winona Roucis Haver (Joseph), Elizabeth Maxine Roucis Peil (William), James Dean Roucis (Mary Ann), Kenneth Roucis-who died in infancy.

Left to mourn her passing is her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Roucis, and ten nieces, nephews. 

Patricia graduated from the Cathedral High School in Lincoln. In 1956, Patricia received a Bachelor's in English and in 1960 received a Master's in English Literature.  

In 1964, Patricia applied for a Fullbright Scholarship and was chosen to teach English as a foreign language in Greece for a year but ended up staying 10 years.     

She then returned to the states to teach and work in Development for colleges in Nebraska, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.  She changed the spelling of her last name to
Roussis which was the original spelling in Greece.    

Patricia was a voracious reader and Lincoln libraries were so good to her. When she could no longer drive Lincoln Libraries made sure she had books delivered to her house.      
If anyone would like to donate in her memory, please donate to     
Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries 
136 S. 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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