Patricia Smith

Obituary of Patricia Ann Smith

PATRICIA ANN SMITH, 73, of Rimrock lost her battle with cancer in the morning hours of January 23, 2021 in her home while surrounded by family. She was born on September 7, 1947 in Phoenix to Alice Cox and Harry Barnes. Known as Pat, she grew up in Cottonwood, attending Mingus Union High School as an avid cheerleader in Jerome, graduating in 1965. Pat married Robert (Bob) L. Smith in March 1969 and built a family in Phoenix. Due to her love of family and her children, she was known for attending directly to all their athletics and Scouting. A Medical/Bookkeeping Office Manager for 30 years, she retired to Rimrock where she rekindled old high school and Verde Valley friendships routinely meeting with them for fun and official reunions. She is preceded in death by her mother Alice of Cottonwood and father Harry of California, stepfather, Henry (Hank) Herridge of Bagdad, AZ, stepsister Joyce Golightly of Flagstaff and stepbrother James Herridge of Cottonwood of whom she adored. She is survived by her husband Bob, son’s Chad, Jimmy and Justin, daughter Danae, 7 grand children and 3 great grandchildren with 2 more due this year.
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