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Patricia Fern Medcalf of Casselberry, Fla., 82, passed away peacefully at her home Oct. 19, 2017, after a long illness.
Patricia was born June 16, 1935, in Johnstown, Penn., the first child of the late Seth and Frieda Williams of Jerome, Penn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her sister, Barbara Graves of Ft. Collins, Colo.; her brother, Seth Williams of Cairo, Ga.; and cousin, Mary Louise Thevenow of Madision, Ind.
In 1955, she married David Medcalf, and after a few moves, settled in Ashland to raise their family of four children.
Professionally, Patricia was a retired Registered Nurse and a Certified Occupational Health Nurse (C.O.H.N). She served as the president of her Nurse's Association. Pat worked as a refinery nurse for Ashland Oil Inc. and Valero Oil Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas and Keystone Valve in Houston, Texas.
For many years, Pat was a member of First Christian Church of Ashland. Known for her beautiful soprano singing voice, Pat was active in FCC Chancel Choir, Ashland Civic Chorus, and Performing Arts Guild of Ashland. She also taught accordian lessons, having played from a young age.
Patricia remained active in her church choir when she retired to live in Madision, Ind., where she lived for 17 years. Once again, she made another move to reside in Hillsboro, Ore. for seven years, where she performed with Hillsboro Artists Regional Theatre (HART), and Northwest Senior Theatre (NST).
Finally, Pat moved to Florida, to live with her daughter, Lori and her son-in-law, David. All the while, she continued her active life with the local senior center and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Casselberry.
Pat is survived by her son, Jeffrey Medcalf of Tigard, Ore; three daughters, Kathy (David) Jones of Wichita, Kan., Valerie (Wes)Davis of Bend, Ore., and Lori (David) Thompson of Casselberry, Fla.; her granddaughters, Dr. Kristina (Daniel) Gibbons of Gardner, Kan., and Jessica and Jaclyn MacMillian of Santa Rosa; two nieces; and two nephews.
Per her request, there will not be any services.
Published on October 28, 2017
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