Patricia Ann Poling Gridley, 81, of Huntersville, N.C., passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in her residence. She was born on Nov. 3, 1931, to the late Edwin and Mary Schen Poling.
She enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and spending time with her family. Her passion was teaching young kids and she did this for 40 years as an elementary school teacher
Along with her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Gretchen Johnson and her husband, Fred of Blountville, Tenn.; step-children, Bruce Gridley and his wife, Carmen of Maryland, Jill Carpenter and her husband, Kevin of Texas; grandchildren, Sasha and Ian Johnson; and sister, Marylou Shaw and husband, Hank of South Carolina.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Northlake Memorial Gardens, Huntersville with the Rev. Christopher Thore officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718 or The Humane Society of the United States, Dept. MEMIT9, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.