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Patricia Ann Rivers, 69, died peacefully at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland on November 12, 2014 from complications of pneumonia.

Patty was born on March 17, 1945 in Ferrisburg, Vermont to Wren and Timothy Rivers. She graduated from Vergennes High School and decided early on to leave the snow behind and lived most of her life in the warm deserts of Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona and explored many occupations over the years - everything from owning a delicatessen, selling real estate, owning and operating a saw mill to finally working for and retiring from Raytheon Company. During retirement she spent most of her time working on her house and being involved in local Green Valley Clubs to include the Singles Club, Better Breathers, and the VFW. Patty had a passion for nature, gardening and traveling. She always visited her daughter in the many locations she was stationed during her career in the Air Force.

Survivors include her daughter Beth Yandow; son-in-law Daniel Harding; granddaughter Morgan Taylor Harding of Crofton, MD and her sister Mary Lou Cole of Tucson, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patty’s name are welcome at the Animal League of Green Valley, 1600 W. Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614, or at The TALGV gave Patty her beloved “Freddie” who gave meaning to her life and kept her going for several years.

Online condolences can be made at

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