Patricia Louise D`Arcy
For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3: 16)
Patricia Louise D’Arcy entered eternal life with our glorious God on July 27, 2022. She died peacefully surrounded by her children.
Patricia was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Elise & Forrest Rodgers. Patricia was a graduate of Valparaiso University where she met the love of her life, Clifford. They were happily married for 56 years, until Cliffs passing. Their union produced four wonderful and successful children.
Patricia was a devoted educator and coach who gave unselfishly to her career. Patricia or “mama Pat” as she was known to many of her students and players. She was an advocate for Title IX and helped start the girls athletic program in Gladstone.
She was inducted into the Gladstone School Sports “Hall of Fame”. A very deserving accolade for pioneering girls athletics at G.H.S.
Pat was involved in Girl Scouts for many years and was the Troop leader for her daughters who got to experience many adventures together.
She was an avid collector of dolls and bears, and loved to show them off to anyone who came to visit.
She was a devoted member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Escanaba and gave of her time to help the church in different ways.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Cliff, grandson, Hunter D’Arcy and son-in-law, John Smedley.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, Beth (Jamie) Best, Diane Smedley, Nancy (Kevin) Malone and Daniel (Traci) D’Arcy.
Grandchildren: Jay Best, Nicole (Leonel) Lopez, Andrew (Sarah) Smedley, Michael (Sylvia) Smedley and Bella and Holden D’Arcy.
Great Grandchildren: Mackenzie, Landon, Lukus and Lawson Lopez and Miller and George Smedley. Brother-in-law, Tom (Marie) D’Arcy, Sister-in-law, Yvonne D’Arcy and cousin, Jimmy Fischer.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pinecrest in Powers for their compassion and excellent care they gave Pat in her final days.
ALSO, a Thank You goes out to the staff at Northwoods Assisted Living for their kindness and excellent care of Pat.
The family will be having a celebration of Life at a later date to be determined.
The family is being assisted by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.