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1929 Patricia 2016

Patricia Whitmire

July 9, 1929 — June 25, 2016

Patricia Wolf Whitmire

1929 ~ 2016

On Saturday, June 25, 2016 Patricia Wolf Whitmire left her tired earthly body to embrace whatever is next on her eternal journey. She was born on July 9, 1929 in New Jersey and moved to Pennsylvania as a child. She grew up in Berwick, Pennsylvania, in a happy home with a loving family and many friends. She was very athletic and active in sports and was a great swimmer and a lifeguard. In high school she was a cheerleader and volunteered as a candy striper. She married Nelson Whitmire on Oct. 2, 1951. She fulfilled her role as a military officer’s wife with grace and skill, making a great home for him and their three children where ever Nelson’s military assignments took them; Alaska, Massachusetts, Virginia, Kansas, New Mexico, and Germany. They eventually retired in Missoula, Montana and then moved to St. George, Utah. She was the consummate homemaker, excellent seamstress, and pie maker extraordinaire. She loved to play bridge and later in life, any kind of card game. She studied astrology and enjoyed figuring out what the stars had in store for all of us. She was an avid reader. Her love of Egyptian history took her to see the great pyramids and a cruise on the Nile.  She loved to travel back to Pennsylvania every year to spend time with old friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Nelson. Patricia is survived by her 3 children; Christine (Daniel) DeGrazio, Timothy (Jane) Whitmire, Ruth (Kenneth) Chord, her 5 granddaughters, and 8 great grandchildren.

We are grateful to our mother for all she’s done for us and our happy memories of her will be with us always.

We wish to thank the hospice nurses and staff from One Care Hospice for not only the great care they provided our mother, but also for their support of us through this difficult time. We are also grateful for the staff at Sunrise Assisted Living for their patience and unwavering service and support.

Patricia will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery next to Nelson.  The family will have a private remembrance and celebration of her life at a later date.  Condolences can be left at

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