Patricia Gail Bushman was born on July 18, 1952, in Gastonia, North Carolina. Patricia attended Burbank High School and later went on to work for the Burbank Unified School District for 25 years as a Teacher’s Aid. Patricia married her husband, Edward Dale Bushman and they had three children, William, Sandy, and Amanda. Teaching children was not just a job for Patricia, but a passion as she also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at her church as well as volunteered at her children’s elementary school by running the Children’s Reading Club.
Patricia is survived by her son; William Edward, her daughter and son-in-law; Sandy and Robert Carpenter, her daughter and son-in-law; Amanda and David Murphy, two granddaughters; Kara and Kendra Carpenter, and her sister; Carolyn Purser.