Death Notice: Patricia Ann Townsend

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Death Notice: Patricia Ann Townsend

The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Patricia Ann Townsend, 79, of Cold Spring, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Facility in Johnson Creek.

Pat joined the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in September of 1966 and gave 32 years of service to the Communications Department until she retired July 21, 1998. Pat’s distinguished career included appointments as chair of the Communications Department, associate dean of the College of Arts and Communication, and as interim dean of the College of Arts and Communication. During her career, Pat was honored with the Andrew T. Weaver Award as well as the UW-Whitewater Outstanding Service Award. Pat was also an avid traveler and made professional presentations across the world including South Africa, Peru and Costa Rica.

Memorial services will be held at a later date, as of yet to be determined. If you wish to send a memorial there are two local funds that would be appropriate:
• Dr. Patricia Townsend Scholarship, UW-Whitewater Foundation, 800 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190
• Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs, c/o Joyce Follis, 252 S. Ardmor Drive, Whitewater, WI 53190

The Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater is assisting the family.

The Campus Flag will be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in her honor.


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