OBITUARY

Patricia P Parrish

June 12, 1944July 5, 2019

Patricia P. Parrish

June 12, 1944 – July 5, 2019 She was known as “Nana.” Everyone and anyone who knew Nana, knew they had met or had someone special in their lives. Patricia was born in Kissimmee, Florida on June 12, 1944, the third child – a girl to Charles R. and Mary Partin. When Pat was a child they moved to Parrish, Florida. Pat loved horses. She became an avid rider and joined the Parrish Riding Club. Barrel Racing was her passion and competed in events around the county, often winning first and second place ribbons. The horses, the friendships that spanned and held steadfast through the decades, the competition. Whew can’t beat it! Pat attended nursing school and graduated in 1972. She worked as a nurse at Manatee Memorial Hospital, an office manager to Dr. Robert Teahan, and later she turned her skills to help nurse the elderly at nursing homes. She retired from nursing in 2003. She loved rainy days and looked forward to thunderstorms - the rain hitting the rooftops, the wind blowing through the trees, and the echoing of the thunder as it rolled across the sky. Pat’s grandchildren were her pride and joy. Time spent at Nana’s house was very special. She was a competitive game player, Canasta, Phase 10, Uno, Skip-Bo, Monopoly, Sorry, Clue. (Just to name a few) Even playing a game of Candyland with a four - year old was a sport. There was no such thing as letting someone win. Battle to the end – Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! She also enjoyed taking her grandchildren to and from school and would arrive early to pick them up. She was delighted to have them assist her in the kitchen preparing meals and she often passed tips she had learned from her own mother. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and her kitchen also bustled with family. A must in her kitchen was fresh herbs and she tended a small herb garden outside her door. Every dish, spoon and glass had to be put away before going to bed. She was just that way and it was one of the unique things that made her Nana. She was always available, whether it was 3:00PM or 3:00AM, time made no difference. If you needed someone to talk to – she was the “Go-to-person.” She could literally talk hours and hours on the phone. Sometimes we would have to wait our turn. Laughter, oh my gosh, she could laugh. (I think we will miss the laughter the most) If you ever had the pleasure of discussing politics with Pat – well she was very forthright with her opinions. You could say and enthusiastic debater! She never left her bed unmade. In fact, she couldn’t leave the house until the bed was made. Sheets were always washed on a certain day. The bed itself was always made to perfection with sheets tucked in a certain way. She would remark, “I love climbing into a bed with clean sheets. You sleep so good.” Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Partin and her brother Charles Roger Partin. Loved ones that will miss Pat until they meet again, her daughter and son-in-law Karen Parrish-Boglarsky (Terry Boglarsky); her daughter Kimberly Parrish Anderson. Grandchildren Kimberly Brown (Scott Strassner); Kayla VonGuten (Joseph Mealer); David Boglarsky; Marlana Anderson; Richard Channing Brown; Marissa Logue (Clifton James Logue) and Victoria Boglarsky (Joshua Williams). Great grandchildren are Zachary Conner Strassner; Caleigh Strassner; Kaylee Rector; Jason VonGuten; Jacob VonGuten; Remington Logue; Brantley Boglarsky; Dexter Williams; Mila Williams and Cohen Anderson. Her brothers Gregg Partin and Jeff Partin (Maureen Bartlett). Her nieces and nephews include; Charles (Chuck)Roger Partin II; Mary (Missy) Partin Groover; Christy Cultrera and Tricia Palmer. Great nieces and nephews are Joshua Groover; Harlee Cultrera; Janna Groover and Olivia Partin. Patricia Partin Parrish was a wonderful woman that was loved and will always be cherished close to our hearts. Her love for family was unconditional and deep. We are all lost right now, but the guidance, love and encouragement that she provided will comfort and carry us in this journey called life. She is with her beloved parents and her brother, rejoicing in love and laughter! You went up Mother and were welcomed into the arms of our Lord. There will be a Celebration of Life for Pat on July 20, 2019 at 11:15AM. Please contact Karen Boglarsky, Kimberly Brown, or Missy Groover for details.

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