Pat Adams of Mills River, NC, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm.
Pat was a well-known Artist, a member of the Art League of Henderson County, a member of Forever Young Cloggers, and, for much of her adult life, worked as a Real Estate Broker and Appraiser. Throughout her life Pat loved skiing, exploring the mountains, sailing, horseback riding, gardening, writing poetry, painting and spending time with her ever-expanding family.
Born April 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, Pat was a graduate of Smith College. She worked for the Wall Street Journal as a journalist until she met her husband, Ralph Adams, in the summer of 1962 in Cannes, France. They were married a total of nearly 55 years at the time of her passing.
She and Ralph had three daughters and lived in many states, but settled in their retirement years in the Hendersonville/Mills River area in 2005, where she lived until her passing.
Pat is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ralph Adams (Mills River); sister, Barbara Swinton (Pittsford NY); daughters, Cheryl Hooper; Donna VanVarick; and Karen Adams. She had seven grandchildren, Amber, Joshua, Jason, Jordan and Taylor Starr and Matt; and she also had eight great-grandchildren, Haleigh, Madison, Trinity, Brielle and Aryanna, Mason, Athena and Aine.