Dear Dick & Family,
John just emailed me Pat's obituary, and I was shocked and saddened to find out she had passed away. None of you will know me, but I served with Pat on the OWLS Board for years, and we often compaired notes when both of us were on our local library boards. She made attending the Board meetings fun, and I absolutely loved her smile and rarely saw her without it. We were always thinking alike on library issues and leaned on each other for support when important issues arose. I'm so sad I cannot be there for the Mass, but I have basically been in Indiana the past couple of years helping with our grandsons with very few trips home. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and I will miss Pat more than I can say ! She was an exceptional lady and my heart goes out to all of you ! My hope is that my husband, John, can make it to either the visitation or the Mass, and I will light a candle in her memory at the Grotto on the campus at Notre Dame.