Patricia Joan Carmichael

January 14, 1938March 13, 2019

Patricia Joan Dempsey Carmichael 81 passed quietly and comfortably into God's care tonight, March 13, 2019.

She is survived by her 4 children Chian Gavin (John) (Zane) (Quinn); William, Bill Carmichael (Marchea) ( Matthew) (Kevin); Eric Carmichael (Janie) (Conner) (Jackson); Charles Chuck Carmichael (Mary); her Husband, of 57 years Ron; Brother Ray Dempsey (Eileen) Fredericksburg, Va; Sister Judie Nortier (Martin) Greenville, MI and family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Frank and Marguerite Dempsey; 4 Brothers; Tom, Bill,JIm and Andy; 3 Sisters; Ann Van Dussen, Betty Wenger, and Sandra Halm.

Pat was born and raised in Grand Rapids MI, matriculating from Oakview Elementary 1952; Creston HS 1956; Grand Rapids CC 1958 and received a BA in Education from Western Michigan University 1960. She taught 3rd grade in Troy N.Y. and 2nd grade in Ann Arbor, MI. She married Ron in 1961 and took up permanent residence in Phoenix Arizona in 1964. In addition to raising four children, she was active in Education, Legal and charitable organizations and was President of the VNSA Book Sale in 1982. She enjoyed her world travels with Friends and Family.

Her quiet, graceful, and loving nature served her well as she completed her journey with Alzheimer's. Since 2010 she faced dementia with peace, grace and humility. As Jesus taught us: “Blessed are the humble for they shall inherit the earth “Her love will be felt by family and friends for generations to come.

Her immediate family will have a private service and a Celebration of Life will be held at Orangewood Presbyterian Church (7321 N 10th Street, Phoenix, AZ) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with a reception to follow in Page Hall.

In lieu of flowers, Pat would be honored to have memorial contributions sent to : V.N.S.A. PO Box 32533 Phoenix AZ 85064; Banner Alzheimer's Foundation 2901 N Central Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012; Duet 10000 N 31st Ave., Suite D200, Phoenix, AZ 85051 or Orangewood Presbyterian Church 7321 N 10th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020


20 April

A Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Orangewood Presbyterian Church

7321 N. 10th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020


Patricia Joan Carmichael

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Linda Nowlin

March 17, 2019

I will never forget Pat's beautifully manicured hands, how lovely they were, how they reminded me of holding my mother's hands, and how blessed I was to hold them. They say eyes are the window of the soul, but I think hands tell the intimacies, the day-to-day stories of a lifetime.

Love, love, love to you, Pat, and your family.
Linda Nowlin

Deacon Jim & Barbara Nazzal

March 16, 2019

We have been blessed to have witnessed the love between Pat and Ron during the brief time we they shared with.

May Pat's soul rest in peace and may Ron continue to bless the journey this loving couple have travelled.

Deacon Jim and Barbara Nazzal

Martha Montour

March 16, 2019

I was fortunate to be able to work a bit with Pat and her husband Ron in our AEP program at the Phoenix Art Museum.
I have a particularly fond memory of being in the Studio with Pat and Ron creating Art together.

I am grateful she is no longer suffering the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. I am sending loving support to Ron and all of Pat's family and friends.
Dear Pat was a gentle spirit and will be sorely missed.

May she find the peace in the afterlife that alluded her these long years.

Nancy Fitzpatrick

March 16, 2019

I feel very blessed and am very grateful to have known Pat. She brought such joy to all those around her at Phoenix Art Museum, Arts Engagement Program. Pat will be missed.