|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1923|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2011|
PATRICIA MARGARET SMITH MCCUDDEN
Patricia Margaret Smith McCudden was born July 23, 1923 in Dallas, Oregon to Cecil and Myrtle Smith. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 27, 2011.
Pat graduated from Dallas High School and received a degree in interior design from the University of Oregon. Shortly after graduating from college she met and married Bernard McCudden with whom she celebrated 46 years of marriage prior to his death in 1994.
In her fifties, she pursued her passion for interior design and began working for Comfort Interiors. Twenty years later she established her own interior design company, PM Interior Design. She stayed actively involved in her career until the time of her death.
She was very involved with the American Cancer Society for several decades, serving on the national board of directors for a period of time. She enjoyed Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), working in her garden, swimming and traveling.
She is survived by her sons, Douglas (Marilyn) of Olympia, WA and Mathew (Maleha) Vancouver, WA; and four grand children, Martin, Monteo, Mikah and Meghan. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth Smith of Salem; numerous nieces and nephews and tons of friends.
Pat's family extends very grateful appreciation to all of the caregivers from Visiting Angels and Hospice Southwest who provided loving assistance to her over the last several months.
A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Vancouver) on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Southwest.
Published in The Columbian, Vancouver, WA on March 6, 2011
Bernard Thomas McCudden (1919 - 1994)
Willamette National Cemetery
Plot: Section 2 Site 545-G
Created by: Kay and Duane Douglass
Record added: Mar 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66555873
Added: May. 20, 2011