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Patricia Rogers Polson

March 27, 1932July 20, 2019

Patricia Rogers Polson March 27, 1932 - July 20, 2019

Patricia Rogers Polson, 87, of Cary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, NC.

Pat was the first child of the late William Lemuel Rogers and Willie Mae Copeland Rogers and was born in her parent’s home in downtown Cary, NC.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William "Bill" Rogers.

Pat is survived by her devoted husband of 68 years, Gerald Polson; daughter, Terri Polson (wife Jill Schrage) of Raleigh; son, Bill Polson (husband Mike Clausen) of San Francisco, CA; sister, Doris Lindsay of Clayton; sister-in-law, Barbara Rogers of Cary.

Pat spent the majority of her life in Cary, raising her two children and working as a claim’s examiner for Durham Life Insurance company in Raleigh. In 1995, in search of a getaway to the beautiful North Carolina shore, Pat and Gerald retired to Emerald Isle. In addition to enjoying some much needed quiet time, they were both volunteers with the coastal Meals on Wheels association, assisting other seniors and those in need.

In 2002, looking to reconnect to the area where they were raised, Pat and Gerald returned to the triangle, living in Morrisville. Pat enjoyed her time spent with the members of the Morrisville senior community, including dominos nights, her luncheons with the local women’s group, and their adventurous bus travel tours and excursions. She and Gerald spent many beautiful days exploring the mountains of North Carolina and the countryside in Pennsylvania.

In early 2019, Pat and Gerald, with their dog Spike, moved to the residence where Gerald currently lives in Raleigh.

A private graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saving Grace Animals for Adoption at www.savinggracenc.org; St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.

Condolences may be sent to BrownWynneCary.com


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Judy Hux

July 26, 2019

So sorry to hear about Pat’s death. My husband and I enjoyed playing bingo with her and Gerald at Apex,Morrisville and Cary. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Pam payne

July 25, 2019

Pat was one of my favorite people. She had that characteristic "Copeland"white hair..a beautiful lady...with a beautiful smile. The last time I saw her was while playing Bingo at the senior center. We shared memories and new stories. Heaven welcomed a special lady!

Susan Grindstaff

July 24, 2019

When I was a little girl spending part of my summer each year in Cary with my older aunt and uncle, my Aunt Pat would always make sure I had fun during my stay! It was always a special treat when she would come by to pick me up and take me to the pool for the day where I could play with kids my age, or take me out for lunch, or shopping at Cameron Village. Sending love and comfort to my Uncle Gerald and to my dear cousins, Terri and Billy, and their loving partners, Jill and Mike.

Doris Lindsay

July 23, 2019

My Sister Patsy. I loved you with all my heart and will miss you until I meet you in Heaven. May God hold Gerald,Bill,Terri and Mike and Jill in his arms. Love to each Doris.

Barbara Rogers

July 22, 2019

My Sister-In-Law, Pat, was a special person that loved her family unconditionally. Gerald, Terri, Jill, Billy, Mike & her sister Doris, stay close & share your loving memories.
Love you all!