Patricia Jones Fascher, 74, taught at Cape Fear Academy for 22 years

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Patricia Jones Fascher
Patricia Jones Fascher

Patricia Jones Fascher, 74, passed away peacefully at the Duke Heart Center, Saturday, May 21, 2016. The daughter of Harry and Ann Jones, Pat was born on July 31, 1941, in Ware Shoals.

After graduating Ware Shoals High School in 1960, she attended Winthrop College. After graduating with a degree in education, she and several of her friends moved to Virginia Beach to teach school. While in Virginia Beach, she attended night classes at the College of William & Mary and earned a Master’s Degree in Education Counseling. She met her future husband, Ron Fascher, who was a naval officer on the USS Newport News CA-148, home ported in Norfolk, Va. She married Ron on December 28, 1968, in Ware Shoals and then moved to Omaha, Neb., where Ron was employed as a civil engineer with the Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, after one very cold winter, she convinced Ron to move to Wilmington, where he worked for the Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and she taught math and science at Roland-Grice Middle School.

When her two sons were born, David Brett and Marc Colson, she stayed home until they started school, then her great love and passion to teach took her to Cape Fear Academy, where she taught sixth grade and third grade for a total of 22 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday school. She loved her family, her church, her friends, teaching and her students. She had a great sense of humor that stayed with her until the end.

She is survived by two sons, David Brett, and wife, Lori; and grandsons, Colson, Luke and Marc, all of Wilmington; two sisters, Harriet Gregg (Jack, deceased) of Greenwood, S.C., and Donna Milligan (Carl) of Kinston; and one sister-in-law, Sandy Fascher of Wilmington.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market St., Wilmington. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1403 Market St., Wilmington. Graveside services will immediately follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Medical Mission Fund at Trinity UMC, which all goes for Medical Mission International (MMI) projects; or to a charity of your choice.

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