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Date of Birth: September 13, 1947

Date of Death: January 22, 2021

Patricia was born on September 13th, 1947 in Phoenix Arizona to Ernest Ralph and Helen Jane (Sandige) Hinkle. Pat graduated from Central High in the Class of 1965. She received her degree in Education from Arizona State University in 1970. After marriage, she traveled with the Air Force throughout the southern United States until settling in Atlanta and having a career in floral design/management. She relocated, and taught middle school in Tonto Basin and Pine Arizona, while focusing on raising her daughter. Having a dream to travel to Alaska, she moved to Nanwalek, where she continued teaching and learning about the culture. She then received her Masters from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Pat returned to Arizona to take care of her father; where she tutored at-risk children and became an active volunteer in the VNSA. Pat had an amazing talent for arranging flowers. She practiced this art in various job venues, as well as weekly in her own home. Pat had a life long love for Shelties and enjoyed showing the breed while in Georgia. When it came to her family, Patricia had a caring relationship with her “Frister” Sue, as well as being a devoted mother and a supportive Nana. She often immersed herself in the joy of preparing comfort food for herself and others, always discovering recipes that brought delight and satiety to everyone’s heart as well as their belly. An avid reader, she always had a book with her wherever she went. Creating holiday memories for her family and neighbors was a priority for Patricia, because she found happiness in creating joy for others. In her moments of peace she loved sitting under the pine trees, listening to wind rustle the branches while feeling the cool breeze caress her face; where it was in these moments she felt closest to God. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Helen, and father E.R. She is survived by her sister Sue Helen Hinkle, daughter Laura Michele Murphy, son-in-law Geoff Eugene Murphy, and grandchildren Richard Carl Jacobsen III, Emelia Rae Jacobsen, and Kera Leilani Jones.

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In Memory of Pat, please feel free to pass along a kindness to a person who brightens your day, take time to teach someone something that is interesting to you and enjoy Life's pleasures.