Obituary: Patricia Lea Pulsipher


ASHTON — Patricia Lea Pulsipher, 68, of Ashton, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at her home. She was born May 22, 1942 in East Lansing to Robert and Monna Mae (Woodward) Jones.

Patricia married Edward Pulsipher on Aug. 19, 1978. She had lived in Manistee, Muskegon, and Hesperia, before moving to the Ashton area 26 years ago. She was an active member of the Calvary Gospel Church in Ashton, and enjoyed knitting, fishing, and bird watching.

Surviving are her husband Edward; her children, Darwin (Carla) Carroll, Laurie (Richard) Johnson, Suzanne (Mark) Frutchen, Thomas (Deb) Carroll, and Linda (Lee) Burke; one sister, Geraldine Schimpke; one brother, Paul Jones; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Arlene Briske; and brother Robert “Bud” Jones.

A memorial service has been tentatively scheduled for later this week, (Thursday or Friday, May 19 or 20) at Calvary Gospel Church in Ashton with Pastor Darryl Johnson officiating. Burial will be in East Ellsworth Cemetery.

The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to Calvary Gospel Church Building Fund.

Please contact McDowell Funeral Home for date and time of service.