|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1937|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 2006|
July 2, 1937-Aug. 18, 2006. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and trusted advisor. Patricia passed away peacefully at her home on the morning of Aug. 18, 2006, surrounded by friends and family. Born on July 2, 1937, in El Paso, Texas. She moved to Okaloosa County in 1949 with her family, her father was stationed at Eglin Field. She was preceded in death by husband, Petty Officer Aaron Lavone Adams, and son, Aaron Lavone Adams Jr. She is survived by her two devoted sons, Alan L. of Crestview and his wife Annelise, their children Amy and AJ. Her youngest son, David Adams of Laurel Hill, Fla.; granddaughter, Nastasha Wigle and her husband Michael of Panama City, Fla.; one sister, Sue Cox; niece, Angela Busbee, her husband John and their children Emily and Tyler; niece, Cindy Johnson, her husband Chris and their daughter Madeline; brother, Tommy Mallow of Panama City; special aunt and childhood friend who dedicated herself to Patricia's care, Sally Hester of Plant City, Fla. Pat was blessed with many devoted lifelong friends including Lois Lancaster, Rona Livingston, Rene Campbell, Judy Rogers, Reta Johns, Judy Bonnell, Don Hollingworth and cousin Ann Mock.
Pat married the love of her life, Aaron Lavone Adams, in 1954. Aaron joined the Navy and they were blessed with three sons, Aaron Jr., Alan and David. They traveled extensively until his death at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1969. Patricia then took on the monumental task of raising three sons and continuing to attend to her mother-in-law, Alberta Marsee, until Alberta's passing in 1996. She courageously went on to allow her sons' to own horses and dirt bikes, to hunt and fish. Raising them in a manner her husband would have been proud of, not necessarily what would have been easiest for her. She worked at First National Bank of Crestview for 30 years as their Internal Auditor until her retirement in 1997. Patricia was also a Mary Kay Consultant from 1971 until her passing. She took great pride in her job as a consultant and would recommend Mary Kay products for many ailments much to the delight of her family and friends.
Pat loved to go to the Greyhound races, play bingo and take trips to Biloxi-but her main joy in life was having her large, extended family over for dinner. She also enjoyed going to Field Day each year at her grandchildren's school and played a large role in their lives after her retirement.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m., at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at 9 a.m. Interment will be held at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview following the funeral. Flowers or donations to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be accepted.
Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 19, 2006
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