Patricia (Patsy) Carr passed away surrounded by her family on January 14th. Patsy moved to San Diego County from her native Indiana, and has been a Ramona resident since 1971.|
A strong believer in the importance of education, Patsy received degrees from Cal Western and LaVerne Universities. She taught for Poway Unified school District for 30 years, teaching kindergarten through fourth grade, and supporting students as a reading specialist.
Patsy enjoyed traveling with her beloved husband Ben, exploring the U.S. by RV and visiting other countries on extended trips. Faith was an important part of Patsy's life. As a long time member of the First Congregational Church she helped with the Children's Choir and held a yearly Scholastic Book Sale to benefit the Congregational Children's Center.
Patsy loved her family and was predeceased by her husband Ben Carr; parents Russ and Marybelle Wright; and sister Jackie Behrens. She is survived by her siblings Kay and Jim Leming; Dan and Puncky Wright; son Russ; daughter Kristy (David) Whigham; grandsons Matt (Emily) and Greg (Megan) Whigham; and great-grandchildren Justin and Lilly Whigham.
In lieu of flowers and to honor her love of children and books, we are asking that donations be made to the Congregational Children's Center or a donation of a children's book to a special recipient of your choice.
A visitation will be held at Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, January 23rd from 5pm-8pm. She will be laid to rest at Nuevo Memory Gardens in Ramona at 10am on Friday, January 24th. Following the burial, at 11am a Celebration of Life will beheld in Patsy's honor at First Congregational Church in Ramona.
Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Jan. 23, 2014