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In Memory of

Patricia Josephine Smith

July 19, 1930 - March 20, 2015

Obituary


Patricia Josephine Collins Smith, age 84, died March 20, 2015 in Austin Texas. "Patty Jo" was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 19, 1930. Her family settled in the area around Sacramento, California. Patricia worked 34 years with the government including her position as an Eng Tech for Flight Crew Support at NASA Apollo 8- 17. She had a hand in changing how the wording is written in government documents to include the rights of women workers. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Smith and siblings Lee Dinnin and Bill Collins. She...

Patricia Josephine Collins Smith, age 84, died March 20, 2015 in Austin Texas. "Patty Jo" was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 19, 1930. Her family settled in the area around Sacramento, California. Patricia worked 34 years with the government including her position as an Eng Tech for Flight Crew Support at NASA Apollo 8- 17. She had a hand in changing how the wording is written in government documents to include the rights of women workers. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Smith and siblings Lee Dinnin and Bill Collins. She is survived by her 5 children, 2 stepsons, 6 nephews plus their families totaling 36, 6 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and 3 great nieces. Mama, Mom, Momma, Auntie Pat, Patty Jo, Grama, Gran Trisha, and Ha Ha Ha loved us all! "To the sky and back and all the grains of sand."