Patricia A. Mayer
Patricia A. Mayer, 72, a city of Medford resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center. In lieu of a traditional wake and funeral, we ask that you celebrate her memory at www. PatriciaMayer. life. Please share your stories, moments, or something broader in spirit, as a message to her, us, or each other. We will update that space to let you know when you may proceed with your own visitation of her final resting place.
Patricia was born on Feb. 25, 1948 in Detroit, Mich. to the late George and Anne Paul. She attended college in Oshkosh, during which time she was swept off her feet by Richard L. Mayer of Chelsea. After his tour in Vietnam, they found their way back to Medford to build their home, family and life together.
Patricia began her career as a director of administration. While she and Richard raised their children, she applied that knowledge and served in the community as school board president and volunteer. She strongly advocated for children in the community, including construction of the current Medford Area Middle School.
In her life, Patricia loved her family and friends deeply. She shared contagious excitement and endless support for those around her. She had a green thumb, maintaining her household full of plants, as well as meticulously tending to her flowers and yard. Inspired by her Finnish mother, Anne, her baking and tailoring were second-to-none. She was also an adventurer. Patricia traveled the world with her family and delighted in the local foods, notably, a perfect Parisian croissant or fresh market figs in Barcelona. Our hearts ache and we miss her beautiful, adventurous and joyful spirit.
Patricia was preceded in death and welcomed by her husband and parents. She is loved and remembered by her daughter, Melissa Mayer of Northbrook, Ill.; and son, David Mayer of Bayside.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider making a donation in her memory to organizations noted at her website.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.
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