Mary Patricia “Pat” Nus

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Mary Patricia “Pat” Nus
April 13, 1927-January 13, 2019

Mary Patricia (Pat) Nus passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019. She died peacefully in her home in Cedar Park, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Taylorsville Cemetery, rural Arlington, Iowa. Family and friends will gather at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington following the graveside service for a time of fellowship. Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Arlington is assisting the family.

Pat was born April 13, 1927, in Volga, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Hazel Candee. Pat graduated from Volga High School in 1944 and went on to earn her teaching certificate from Upper Iowa University in 1946. She held several teaching positions in Iowa, including Arlington and Iowa City.

Pat married Vern Nus in 1949. They were married for 62 years, until his death in 2011. She is survived by a son Jon, daughter-in-law, Judi, and step-granddaughter, Michele all of Tucson, Arizona.

Pat also lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Vestal, NY before moving to Cedar Park, Texas in 1981. In Cedar Rapids, she worked for Collins Radio. With the move to New York in 1961, Pat left the workforce to become a full-time wife and mother.

In addition to being a wife and mother, Pat was an avid reader. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and travel. In 1999, she and Vern drove from Cedar Park to Fairbanks, Alaska on a two-month vacation.

Pat and Vern enjoyed square dancing. They were members of various clubs and attended Square Dance conventions all over the United States for over 30 years.

Pat also had a love for birds – particularly cardinals. She loved to feed them and watch them eat from her kitchen window.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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