PATRICIA (SMITH) MCADAM
March 26, 1939 ~ May 11, 2016
Patricia McAdam, 77 years old, passed away in Vancouver, WA, after a short bout of Leukemia, surrounded by friends and family on May 11, 2016. She was born on March 26, 1939 in Kansas City, MO to Ora McCracken and Margaret Smith. She moved to the Northwest when she was young, graduated from Grant High School in 1957, and finally settled in Vancouver in 1994.
Patricia stayed home and enjoyed raising her four children before eventually spending many years working for and retiring from U. S. Bank.
Her love of the arts kept her busy. She enjoyed singing and competing with the Sweet Adeline's choruses and quartets. Patricia loved dancing, and enjoyed any Broadway show that she could catch. Her talents eventually led to her starting her own business, Animal Portraits by Patricia. Her unbelievable ability to recreate a beloved animal onto a canvas kept her busy and those portraits have found their way into many homes. Patricia loved being outside and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.
Patricia is survived by four children and one step-daughter, Thora (Van) Cahill, Dina Harper, both from Vancouver, WA, Ty Stalheim of Portland, OR, David (Val) Stalheim of North Glenn, CO, and Julie Brown of Woodland, WA; five grandchildren; five great-grand- children; and a very special friend, Harvey Boyer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Robert McAdam.
A celebration of Patricia's life will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684 on June 4th, 2016 at 3:00p.m. In lieu of flowers pleaes donate to The Ray Hickey Hospice House.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits