AUBURN – Patricia B. Coward, 71, died Sunday, February 21, 2010.
Born in Pittsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy Lay Benes. She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, member of T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a master gardener, volunteer with the extension office, and a retired RN with Gwinnett Hospital System where she worked as a trauma nurse and paramedic. Mrs. Coward was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Eugene Coward; and a son, Paul Coward.
Survivors include a son, Robert Coward; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Walter Carper, Bethlehem; and grandchildren, Daniel Carper and Heidi Rutledge.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 24, at 11 a.m., from St. Matthews Catholic Church with Father Jaime Barona officiating. The body will be cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barrow County 4-H.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.