April 14, 1971-July 1, 2011
JEROME — Robert Patrick “Pat” Cahala, 40, of Jerome, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, in Twin Falls, from complications of lupus and kidney failure.
He was born April 14, 1971, in Jerome, Idaho, the son of Robert Cahala and Diana Howard. Pat was raised in Jerome and attended schools there. He met Jami Gillen and together they had one daughter, Brianna Rose Gillen. He later married Elizabeth “Beth” Klein on St. Patrick’s Day 1999 and he became a father to Kelvin and Jesse. Beth and Pat also had one daughter together, Johonna Noel Cahala. Pat spent most of his working life in construction. He moved to Afton, Wyo., where he worked for RI Galloway and also did ranch work for Sherald Lewis. His daughter, Brianna, and his twin grandchildren, Ezmae Rhaeyne and Christoper William Farrell, later came to live with him. His daughters and grandchildren were his pride and joy. In 2009, Pat returned to Jerome where he resided until his passing.
Pat shall be forever remembered by his mother, Diana (Jim Dean) Howard of Jerome; his father, Robert N. (Della) Cahala of Arizona; two brothers, Vance (Irene) Cahala of Jerome and A.J. (Lela) Lopez of Boise; two sisters, Tammy R. Cahala of Jerome and Marcie Higgenbotham of Tennessee; two daughters, Brianna Gillen of Jerome and Johonna Noel Cahala of Meridian; his ex-wife, Beth Cahala of Meridian; two stepsons, Jesse and Kelvin of Afton, Wyo.; and many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rose Mary Schwenson, James L. Turner Sr., Marcella Burley and Robert E. Cahala.
Pat’s family would like to extend a very special “Thank You” to Pamela Jones, Jennine, Dr. Meyers and Dr. Narasimhan, Davita, Tiffany and Jason at the dialysis center at St. Luke’s hospital.
“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that’s the way I’ll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all...” (written by Michael Landon)
We all love you and you always will be in our thoughts and hearts! — Mom and all your family.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S. Lincoln in Jerome, Idaho.