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Patricia Ann Elder


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Elder, Patricia Ann

January 10, 1940

September 12, 2016



Patricia Elder passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2016 at a medical facility in Albuquerque, NM. She was born January 10, 1940 in Hersey, PA; the daughter of Amos and Anna Jenkins. The family moved to New Mexico in the early 1950's where she spent her childhood. Pat, as she was known, graduated from Highland High School and the University of NM with a teaching degree in Education. She later obtained a master's degree in the same field from Portland State University.

Aligning herself with her husband in his career she worked in various education capacities in many geographical locations including Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya and the Republic of the Philippines. Upon retirement Pat enjoyed and devoted her spare time to playing duplicate Bridge.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 51 years James Elder; her brother Robert D. Jenkins and his wife, Madeleine, all of Albuquerque, NM. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Harriet Ann Kammeraad and her husband, Kirk of Manteca, CA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life gathering is being planned for a later date.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2016
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