Patricia (Higdon) Bazler

GREENFIELD - Patricia Higdon Bazler, 79, of Greenfield, MA, formerly of Columbus, OH, passed away on March 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion Dale Balser, and two sisters, Joanne Holleran and Mary Dale Paffenbarger.
She is survived by her daughter Beth, son and daughter-in-law Dave & Caire, grandchildren May Grzybowski, Joe and Megan Bazler.
Pat worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for many years, rising from the position of clerk-typist to Deputy Director of the Division of Watercraft. She was also a devoted, 50+ year member of P.E.O., an organization whose mission is promoting educational opportunities for women.
Pat's greatest gift was her ability to listen to others with an open and generous heart. Whether attending jazz concerts with her son, picnicking beside a river with her canoe-loving daughter or meeting a dear friend for lunch to lend a listening ear, she was able connect in meaningful ways with family, friends and acquaintances. Pat was also a passionate dog lover and donations in her name can be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026.
An ice cream social and remembrance sharing will be held in the function room at the Greenfield Acres apartments, 10 Congress Street, Greenfield, on Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Published in The Recorder on Apr. 8, 2013