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Patricia Karen Maitland (Pickard)

July 5, 1946 — January 19, 2024


   **In Loving Memory of Patricia Karen Maitland**

**July 5, 1946 – January 19, 2024**

Patricia Karen Maitland (Pickard), affectionately known as Pat, a most recent resident of Lynchburg, Virginia, peacefully passed away at the age of 77, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and kindness that will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Born in Auburn, New York, on July 5, 1946, Pat's journey through life was marked by compassion and selflessness. She touched the hearts of many and will be dearly missed.

Pat is survived by her two loving daughters, Christine Mowinckel (Lawrence) and Dr. Lauri Ann Maitland (Scott Ramsey). She was a devoted grandmother to three grandchildren, Tabetha Buchanan (Scott), Luke Ramsey (Riley), and Ellia Ramsey. She was additionally blessed to have a great-granddaughter, Lillian Buchanan. Pat also leaves behind three sisters, Kathy Sheehan, Teresa Jorolemon (Robert), and Jean Sevier (John) as well as many other loving family members and friends.

Pat worked for the District of Columbia Government with dedication and commitment for many years. Once retired, she was a well-loved nanny to multiple families during her time in Waldorf, Maryland. However, it is certain that Pat would identify being a tenacious, courageous single mother to Christine and Lauri Ann as her most important life’s accomplishment.

She selflessly relocated to New Hampshire to live with Lauri Ann & Scott, helping care for Luke and Ellia. She was endlessly nurturing and embraced this role with love, wisdom, and boundless patience, leaving a lasting impact on their lives.

Pat's compassion extended beyond her professional life. She was an active member of the Red Hats, a group of vibrant and spirited women who shared a strong bond of friendship. She generously volunteered her time to support the elderly with the Autumn Angels, spreading warmth and comfort to those in need. Among her many talents, Pat had a passion for cooking/baking and decorating. This love language of hospitality made every gathering a special occasion.

A woman of unwavering faith, Pat spent years as a dedicated member of the Nazarene Church and embraced Christ as her Savior.  Her faith was a guiding light in her life, and as a Christ follower she shared His love with everyone around her.

Pat was loved by many friends, not only in her home state of New York, but also in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Her warm smile, open heart, and willingness to help others endeared her to all she encountered. She had a special gift for making everyone feel accepted and never met a stranger.

Pat's memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and faith will continue to inspire and uplift us all. May she rest in eternal peace.

Pat will be laid to rest at Plain Pine Cemetery, in Clay, New York in the spring. Messages/memories can be left at the Tharp Funeral Home website.  

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those who desire to remember Pat to please make a contribution to the American Brain Tumor Association, through her Tribute page: Patricia K. Maitland's fundraising page for American Brain Tumor Association (

Please join us in remembering and honoring the remarkable life of Patricia Karen Maitland.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.


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