Patricia Ray (Nye) Veldman, 86, of Soddy Daisy, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. Pat was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church. She was a teacher in the Huber Heights, Ohio city school system for 33 years. She was the only female Coxswain in the US Coast Guard at the time of her service in the auxiliary. She was an avid boater, loved to camp, and she loved her golden retriever, Sammy. She was the sweetest wife a man could ever ask for.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Imogene Nye; and stepdaughter, Pamela Veldman.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ray Veldman; son, David Busch of Cartersville, GA; step-sons, Christopher Veldman (Alma) of Tipp City, OH, and Curtiss Veldman of Dayton, OH; brother, Orville Nye of Daytona, FL; cousin, Greg Nye; grandchildren, Luke, Stephanie, Victoria, and Gabe; great-grandchild, Novah Kinnaird.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 3204 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN, 37415, with Pastor Barry Hildebrandt officiating. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the time of service at the church. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home.
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Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.
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