Following graduation from United Township High School in 1960, Pat attended Illinois State University and was then employed at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois for 5 years until she married Don in 1967. Don retired as a U.S.Navy Captain in 1989 following a successful career for him and wonderful experience for Pat. Before retiring, Pat worked in management positions in the healthcare, hotel industry, food processing and software industry. She was also the Executive Director of an American Red Cross local chapter here in Murray, Kentucky.
So much has happened in the past 50 years! Don and Pat have been married nearly 48years. The first 28 years were an exciting period for both of us developing successful careers. Pat held several positions in Human Resources management. Because of frequent changes of Don's duty stations, we have had an opportunity to live on both coasts and places in between including San Diego, CA, Virginia Beach, VA, Newport, RI, and Washington, DC.
Since retiring we have continued to move often, probably out of habit! First we moved back to northern Illinois, then to San Antonio, TX, then to Murray, KY , and eventually to Southern, IL. More recently, we moved back to Murray where we both feel we belong. We look forward to many more exciting years ahead of us!
Pat enjoys reading and being involved in various community activities including those sponsored by The Journey Church where we both attend.
We have one son, Mark, who lives near Ashville, North Carolina along with our two grandsons, Trevor and Evan.