Mrs. Patricia O. Smith, age 77, Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, the daughter of the late Victor F. and Lewella Booth Ogden. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Smith, a daughter Tara Smith, and a brother Vince Ogden.
Mrs. Smith was an active member of First Christian Church, Johnson City. She was also a member of the International Chapter PEO Sisterhood, the Tuesday Garden Club of Jonesborough and the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild.
While living in New York, Pat drove a school bus for many years. She turned her lifetime interest of drawing and creating works of art into a pastime business in the 70’s. In 1983, Pat left the Hyde Park School District to peruse her career as a full time graphic artist. This is when she started her current business, Sonshine Crafts. Her artwork included calligraphy and pressed flowers and ink sketches.
Survivors include two daughters, Kelly Melisa Waterman, and Nicole Tancredi, five grandchildren, Jamin Waterman, Lindsey Bunnell, Jared Waterman, Rebekah Waterman, and Gianna Tancredi, brothers, Ken Ogden, Kevin Ogden, and one sister Lois Lazzopina.
Memorial service for Mrs. Smith will be held on Sunday October 9, 2016 2:00PM at First Christian Church, Johnson City, with a Visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Johnson City Medical Center ICU.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Marcia Johnson Valdatta
|I was a childhood classmate and friend of Pat's in Pleasant Valley, NY. About four years ago Pat was visiting her daughter in Poughkeepsie and she got in touch with me and I made arrangements with several other childhood friends to meet for lunch. We had a wonderful time reminiscing about those days, Pat's wonderful birthday parties, and her artistic skill even back then. My sincere sympathy to Pat's family. |
|My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.|
||Barbi Greene Evans
|Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.Take
care of yourselves |
||Pat and Bob Shirley
|To Kelly and Nicole and families...So upset to hear of this. How often we have thought of visiting Pat and never got around to it. We will miss your Mom greatly. She was a very loved and special part of the Shirley's lives.|
|I never met Pat in person,but I knew her through the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild. She corresponded with me when I first started pressing flowers. Her encouragement was much appreciated. She was a gifted artist and kind soul.|
||Theresa Hammons - Town of Jonesborough
|We were so sad to hear about Pat's passing today at the McKinney Center in Jonesborough. Pat shared her artistic talent with us each year as a vendor for Fine Art in the Park. She also volunteered this past summer during Jonesborough Days and showed young people how to make pressed flower bookmarks. We were so grateful to know her.|
|Always friendly and smiling..She will be missed
by many of us...but..we know she has gone with God.
.My sympathy to the family....|
|Pat was a dear, gentle soul. She always had a smile
and a kind word just when you needed it. Her
presence will be missed but her spirit will alway
be among us. Sending love and prayers.
|There is no greater loss than that of a Mother,
and for it to be so sudden makes it more so. I
am so very sorry for your loss and I'm sure
you've heard many, many people share what you
two knew all along. How very special, caring,
talented and what a kind soul your Mother was.
I knew her from her beautiful pressed flower
craft (of which i have several), Jonesborough
Storytelling Guild, and the Monday Club of
Johnson City. What a blessing that you were
able to spend some time with her before she
passed and what a loss, not only to you, but to
the many, many lives she touched so gently. My
thoughts and prayers are with you both and your
families and regret I was unable to attend the
services due to ill health.|
|I first met Pat Smith in connection with her artwork - sensitive,
delicate creations using pressed flowers. I was captivated by the
beauty of her work and the idea that all of nature was real,
physical material for her creations. Later, when she became a
member of the PEO Sisterhood, I got to know the person behind
the artwork. And, no surprise, she was a wonderful, sensitive,
creative person - a joy to get to know. I will miss her very much.|
|Pat, I still can't believe you have left on your
final journey. You were my friend for such a few
short months, but you made an impact on my life. I
will miss you, but not forever - only until I see
||Sharon and Larry Thompson
|A lovely lady we will surely miss. She always had a winning smile and cared so much for others. A great teacher in sharing her talent with us who were not so talented. I loved visiting her flower garden.|
||Betty Green, WWPFG
|I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew Pat through the WWPFG. She was
my mentor when I first joined the Guild in 2010. She was a great
friend. She was always quick to respond to my questions and was
very generous with her lovely flowers. She had the heart of an
angel. While I will miss her, I am comforted by her great faith. We
will meet again some day. |
|I meet Pat through art and craft shows, she was a
wonderful and gracious lady. She was always very
kind to me. She will be missed. |
|Please accept my condolences on the loss of Pat.
I worked closely with her on the website of the
World Wide Pressed Flower Guild, and she was a
wonderful, generous friend.|
||Bill & Dolly Granata
|If you know Pat Smith you have known
unconditional kindness & love. If your paths
have crossed with Pat, you have known
unconditional kindness & love.
We were so fortunate to have known such a lovely
lady...and she was "a lady". We are so glad Pat
took the time to reconnect with us when she was
up here in Sept. We had a wonderful visit with
her, and she looked so happy & healthy. Pat
always took time to visit us every time she was
back in our area.
Pat was a wonderful artist. Everything she
created turned out so beautiful including her
three daughters. And she was so proud of them
Pat took such loving care of Joe and his mom,
Ruth. Also her own mom and dad, Lewella & Vic.
We will miss Pat so much. We will have to be
satisfied with all our beautiful memories we have
of a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile.
We love you Pat.|
||Mary Lou Fritz
|I have never met Pat in person, but I knew her through the
World Wide Pressed Flower Guild. She was a wonderful artist
and so generous and kind to me as a newer member. And I
knew of her strong faith.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have read many many posts
yesterday and today from around the world written by
members our our guild that are deeply saddened. I do hope
wonderful memories of Pat will comfort you all very soon.
May God Bless, Mary Lou Fritz|
||Sue Morris WWPFG
|My thoughts and prayers go out to Pat's family and loved ones, that, with God's help, they may come to find comfort and peace among the memories.I met Pat through the Guild and grew to love her. She was one of the warmest, most sharing and caring people you could ever hope to meet. I was caregiver for my elderly parents so had had a lot in common and I drew on her counsel and strength particularly in the last months of Dad's life. I will forever miss her compassion and warmth.|
||Joan & Robert Guggenheim
|We have known Pat since the 60's and she will truly be missed
by us and many others. Pat was a loving and giving person
who always went out of her way to help others. She always
had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Pat we will miss you
so much but our Lose is heaven's gain. You will have an
eternity of beautiful flowers to surround you. |
|Pat was a beautiful woman, both inside and out. I met her several years ago when she owned the Dulcimer shop in Jonesborough. She was a very talented artist and a Blessing to every one who knew her. |
||Barbara Powell, GFWC of TN Chaplain
|On behalf of GFWC of Tennessee, please accept our sincere sorrow on the passing of Patricia. She was a valued member of the GFWC Monday Club of Johnson City, which is a member of the GFWC of TN. She will be missed.
|Please accept my deepest condolences on Pat's passing. I
met Pat through the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild about
14 years ago. She was one of the kindest, most generous
people I know. She will be missed!
I hope your wonderful memories of Pat will bring you peace
and strength now and always.
|Pat was a dear sweet friend. I love her and cherish all of the
special pieces that I have from her. I am thankful to have all of
the pressed flowers that she made for me last year when my
Mother died. I will treasure them forever.
I will miss her terribly however, I know where she is and I will
see her again.