Patricia Ann Vasko
Funeral services for Patricia Ann Vasko, of New Hebron, were held Sept. 21, 2022, at New Hebron Baptist Church, with her pastor and former pastor, respectively, Rev. Mike Grenn and Rev. Earl Clark officiating. Interment was Sept. 22 at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, Ala. Saulters Moore Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Mrs. Vasko, 74, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord Sept. 17 at the Bedford Care Center in Mendenhall. She was born on Feb. 26, 1948, in Mobile, Ala. It was at a ballgame that Pat and Joe’s story would begin. Shortly after meeting, they would marry and enjoy 56 years of wedded bliss. It was to this union that two daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter would be added.
Pat was a member of New Hebron Baptist Church, where she enjoyed being a former member of the handbell choir; in addition, she was also a member of the Ladies Quilting Group and headed up the church hospitality team for 17 years. Pat loved her Lord and was a student of his Word, evidenced by her well-worn Bible with its tattered page, full of markings in its margins. One of the highlights of Pat’s life was going on numerous missions trips all over the United States, where she and her husband, along with fellow church members, would build churches and organize backyard bible schools for children.
In her pastime, besides sewing and crafting, Pat also enjoyed reading romance novels as well as murder mysteries. Pat will be remembered as not only a devoted wife, but also a loving mother and grandmother. Whether it was at ballet or a softball game, she was always involved in the activities of her girls and grandchildren. Pat was also a devoted Alabama Crimson Tide fan. She will be missed by not only her family, but also by the many people she called “friend” on this Earth.
Pat was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Scoggins Nichols.
Her memory will forever be cherished by her husband of 56 years, Joseph Vasko, of New Hebron; two daughters, Joanie Vasko Verinder (Mike), of Allen, Texas; Donna Vasko Roberts (the late Redmond), of Canton; one sister, Gloria Jean Houston, of Mobile, Ala.; one brother, Raymond Nichols Jr., of Picayune; and her father, Raymond Nichols Sr., of Stapleton, Ala. The legacy of their MawMaw will also live on through her granddaughter, Cammie Jo Roberts; her grandsons, Brooks Michael Roberts (Kayla), Caleb Riley Verinder; and a great-granddaughter, Harper Kay Roberts.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the New Hebron Baptist Church Building Fund.