In Michigan they did the normal things that folks did in the fifties and sixties~

worked, skiied, raced cars, and had some kids.

(Gene on the slopes. Pat at the finish line in a Triumph.)


Pat began to paint. She opened her own gallery and for many years worked as a metalsmith. The kids grew up.

She continued showing her watercolors in numerous northern Michigan Galleries, and as also began to write, becoming a member of the Grand Traverse Writers Group. Her essays were frequently published in northern Michigan newspapers. She also wrote several children's stories, and her original manuscript and artwork for "The Scarecrow and the Cat" was featured in the Book Arts Show at the Traverse Area Arts Council in 1998.

This watercolor is current in the NMC 50th Anniversary Show at the Dennos Museum Center.


Her first book, a memoir of her days on the road with the Victory Sweethearts ~


was released by Stone Hut Press on November 6, 1999. She passed away at her home on December 12, 1999.




Mother's Day Concert

Featuring: Laurie Sears, Bill Sears, Ron Getz, John Wunsch,

Mike Hunter, Janice Keegan, Elizabeth Rivers, Dawn Campbell,

Robin Lee Berry, Jeff Haas, Dave Hay, Tom Bourcier, Don Julin,

Robin Connell, Paul Brewer, Matt Brewer, Dave Wall, & Glenn Wolff

was held at 3 pm, on May 14, 2000 to a sold out audience at

Milliken Auditorium · Dennos Museum Center

on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College

in Traverse City, Michigan


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