Patricia T. Weatherhead (nee Ward), 86, passed away on April 30, 2012 in the loving presence of her family at Timber Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Union Grove. She was born November 20, 1925 to Cameron Burton and Muriel (nee Woodcock) Ward in Barbarados. Patricia married Harold Weatherhead on May 9, 1946 and during their 48 years together they raised four children. Patricia and Harold came to live in the United States after retirement 25 years ago to be closer to their children who had moved here. A loving wife and devoted mother, Patricia was a wonderful homemaker, a delectable baker and cook, and a very talented artist. She collected shells and created art pieces of them. Patricia also enjoyed needlepoint and creating cross stitch projects. Gardening was a favorite past time. As a young woman, Patricia was an excellent tennis player. She was proud to have worked for the ATS-Auxilliary Territorial Service during WWII as part of the Lend/Lease program with the British Army.
Patricia is survived by her children, Stephen (Cindy) Weatherhead, Nancy Weatherhead, Susan (Larry) Smith, and Sally Weatherhead; her grandchildren, Shannon and David Weatherhead and Ashley and James Smith; as well as many extended family members in Barbados.
Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Harold and her grandson, Douglas Smith.
The family will be holding burial services for Patricia in Barbados at a later date.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt Thank You to Dr. Jim Simonds and the administration and staff of Timber Oaks Assisted Living for the outstanding and loving care that they have taken of Patricia.