Patricia (Thew) Nash-Boulden will celebrate her 100th birthday Nov. 17, 2018. Pat was born in Pasadena, one week after WW1 ended. She grew up in Altadena, Calif. during The Great Depression and attended a one-room schoolhouse in Big Bear and Ojai. She attended high school in Santa Barbara. Patricia married Stephen Nash-Boulden in 1937. Together, Pat and Steve were residents of Atascadero (1948-1997). She currently resides in Santa Maria.
Her life at that time was centered around being a California Division of Forestry husband’s wife. She has two children, Stan born in 1941 and Linda born in 1945. Pat has been very active in the community of Atascadero. While serving as PTA president, parent participation grew to the point that it drew the attention of the Governor, Pat Brown. The Governor asked her to travel to Sacramento to discuss the ways she was helping to enrich California’s schools with strong PTA involvement. Along with her PTA involvement, Pat was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Brownie Leader. Pat had the opportunity to serve on a Grand Jury.
Patricia has always enjoyed the outdoors. She and her husband Steve raised their children on their land in Atascadero. They raised cattle and rode horses. Her hobbies included crafting, cooking, gardening and flower arrangements. Her love of gardening and flowers stemmed from her work in Atascadero at Arlyne’s Flower Shop. She has been active in her church, in the Red Hat Society and numerous other groups. Over the years, Pat’s family has grown to include five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pat continues to enjoy reading, visiting with family and friends, and reflecting on her incredible life. She extends good wishes to all her friends and acquaintances and, being in good health looks forward to many additional birthdays.