Patricia Jo Anderson "Pat" Waldren, age 85, of Fayetteville passed away on November 28, 2020. Pat was born in Fayetteville to Jesse and Jo Anderson on September 16, 1935. She was preceded in death by her parents and dear friends Mary Heflin, Mona Holt and LaWanda Waltman. Pat is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Pam Waldren, of Fayetteville; granddaughter Eve Reecer (Baxter) of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandson Drew Waldren of Fayetteville. Sister Mary Weisz and nephew Randy Porter (Sharon) of California, nephew Mike Porter of Texas and many cousins. Other survivors include her very dear friends, Shirley May, Susan Hunt, Suzie Jenkins, Jo Marr, Susie Stewart, Patsy Williford, Faye Jones, Frances Ross, Alice Fletcher and Denise May. A product of the Fayetteville Public Schools Pat developed a life-long interest in politics after serving as a delegate and then later as a counselor to Arkansas Girls State. Pat received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Arkansas and taught for over 40 years in Fayetteville, first at Root Elementary and later in her career at Holt Middle School. Pat was dedicated to her students and the teaching profession and worked diligently for many years toward the improvement of both. Pat was a member of the Fayetteville Education Association, Arkansas Education Association, and National Education Association. Pat served as FEA president for four years and during that time was a member of the organizing committee for what would become the Fayetteville Public Schools Education Foundation. The family would like to thank Katherine's Place for their care. Per Pat's wishes no services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Moore's Chapel. To sign an online guestbook, visit www.mooresfuneralchapel.com.
Published November 30, 2020