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Smith, Patricia 'Pat' Ann Pape

Sheridan Press, December 16, 2000

Patricia “Pat” Ann Smith, 71, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ray Clark and the Rev. David Duprey officiating. Interment will follow in the Elks Cemetery in Sheridan. Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Johnstown, Penn., to Delbert H. and Neila Nelson Pape. The family moved to Sheridan in 1938 where she attended Linden Grade School and graduated from Sheridan High School. She then went on to Northwestern University and was a member of Alfa Xi Delta, social sorority. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. For more than 20 years, she was an active member of the Sheridan County Republican Central Committee as a committeewoman, secretary, vice chairman and chairman. She was the first woman to have the position of chairman and also was an alternate to the national convention in 1972. She went through the chairs of the Wyoming Federation of Republican Women and became president of the organization in 1973. She was listed in “Who’s Who in American Politics” and “Who’s Who of American Women.” In later years, she became interested in family genealogy and wrote a book entitled “Our Part of the Hon Family.” She also helped with two other books on the family genealogy. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Nelson Smith; her sister, Mary Jane Maury; and her parents. Survivors include two sons, Thomas A. Smith, Sheridan, and David M. Smith of Los Angeles. Memorials are suggested to the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in care of Kay Roush at First Federal Savings and Loan, 46 W. Brundage, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Kane Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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