Patricia Joyce Larison, 86, passed away July 21, 2021, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Patricia was born June 13, 1935, in Indianapolis, to the late George and E. LaVaughn (Owens) Moore.
She graduated from George Washington High School, where she was homecoming queen her senior year, editor of the student newspaper, and more recently helped on the reunion committee. Patricia earned her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and Master’s degree from Butler University. She enjoyed a career in teaching at Valley Mills Elementary where she taught first and second grades. She was also the reading specialist for many years. When she retired from teaching, she continued working at FedEx for more than ten years. Needless to say, she stayed busy.
Pat was an avid reader and enjoyed working in her flower gardens. She was a dog lover. Her closest friends referred to their friendship club as the Chattering Chicks. She absolutely loved children – especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was their biggest fan whether the activity involved sports, dance, or drum core, Pat was proudly present. Perhaps her greatest lesson she leaves is that she never said a bad word about anyone. She will be fondly remembered by her loving family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Donald (Yvonne) Larison, Jr.; two daughters, Deborah (the late Richard) Mullen and Mary (the late Kirk) Huls; sister, Nancy Hastings; grandchildren, Jennifer (Alec) Mayer, Matthew (Stacy) Larison, Lee (Jennifer) Mullen, Ryan (Shannon) Mullen, Thomas Larison, and Dawn Larison; great grandchildren, Austin, Chase, Matt, Jake, Josh, Nolan, Hunter, Baylee, Owen, Abby, and Jake. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Moore.
The visitation and funeral service will be held at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 39 E. High Street, Mooresville. Visitation is on Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, with the service beginning at 12 Noon. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.