Patricia B. Kaul died Feb. 16, 2014 peacefully after a short illness at La Posada in Green Valley, where she had been a resident since 2005. She and her late husband, Oliver W. Kaul, started wintering in Arizona in 1988, spending the other three seasons at their beloved Keuka Lake home in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. They became permanent AZ residents in 2003. Oliver died in May 2006.
Patricia is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Cynthia K. and Robert G. Carter of Devens, MA and Barbara K. and Paul L. LeBlanc of Darien, CT, parents of her granddaughters Elizabeth, Hilary, Emma, and Danielle; her sister Joan B. Fisher of Pittsford, NY; nieces and a nephew; and cousin Jean Kaelber, also of La Posada. Her brother, Leland C. Brown of Portland, OR predeceased her in May 2013. Her cousin George J. Kaelber died in 2009.
Patricia was born in Rochester, NY and resided in the town of Brighton most of her life. She graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 1944 with a BA in education. She taught elementary school and spent summers at Northwestern University earning her MA in speech therapy in 1947.
Patricia prided herself in being a lifelong Girl Scout. She loved working with children and pursuing many camp activities. She was also very committed to the mission and work of the Rochester YWCA, serving nine years on the board of directors in various positions.
In Green Valley, she continued to be an active community member. Some of her activities included: serving on the board of directors of Green Valley Resort Homes, hand bell ringer at St. Francis Episcopal Church, member of the clay studio, La Posada residence council, fitness committee, and Neighbor On Call. Patricia was a familiar face around campus during her entire nine year residence. She could be seen daily riding her adult trike to the fitness center to attend aquacize class.
At Patricia's request there will be no services. Friends, if they wish, may send memorial gifts to: Administrator of La Hacienda at La Posada, 700 La Posada Circle, Green Valley, AZ 85614.

Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Feb. 23, 2014