Pat Adams

February 13, 2018
Pat Adams

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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.

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  • February 21, 2018
    Terri Zimmerman says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss! Donna - You, your dad, and the entire family are in my thoughts. I remember your mom loving to paint! That always brought a big smile to her face! Stay strong and know that you are not alone in this time of grief.

  • February 26, 2018
    Matt Horton says:
    I will always remember her teaching me to paint.(well she tried not much talent/skill to work with) I always miss talking with her the new/different crafts and paintings she's starts. I'm so glad my daughters got to meet their great grandma. I will always miss you and love you.

  • February 23, 2018
    Katinka Adamsn says:
    Uncle Ralph, we are thinking of you and we know how terrible this loss must be for you especially, after over 50 years. Sending you sympathy and much love.

  • February 22, 2018
    Beth Roach says:
    Donna and family, Our sincerest can Dolan’s’s are with you at this time. We pray for strength and healing for all of your family.

  • February 22, 2018
    Beth Roach says:
    Donna and family, our sincere sympathies are with you at this time. We pray for peace and strength for the entire family.