MYRTLE BEACH—Patricia O. Wasmund, 80, passed away Aug. 31after a brief hospital stay. She was surrounded by her loving children.

She was born on Dec. 12,1938, in Peekskill, New York. She grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey. She married the love of her life, Richard Allen Wasmund, on Sept. 11, 1960. They had three children together.

After his untimely death, she raised her three children alone, making a living as a medical transcriptionist. 

Wasmund will be remembered for her quick wit, sarcastic humor and generous spirit.

She loved a good game of Scrabble or Boggle. People across the country still rave about her famous spaghetti and meatballs, cheesecake, sauerbraten, chocolate crinkle and carrot cookies.

She loved to watch a storm roll in, especially over the ocean. She loved growing flowers, and beach combing for seashells was one of her favorite activities. 

In recent years, as her health began to decline, she enjoyed viewing the many birds that would visit her feeders. She religiously watched Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and CBS Sunday Morning. 

Her final wishes were to leave the hospital, go home, be relieved of pain and taste some Pepsi.

0Thanks to hospice and her children all of these wishes came true.

Wasmund was predeceased by husband Richard Allen Wasmund.

She is survived by her eldest child, Karen Patricia Wasmund Bieger; on-in-law Michael Gerard Bieger; son Keith Richard Wasmund; her youngest child, Elizabeth Ann Wasmund; grandchildren Patrick Michael Bieger, his wife Dani Bieger, Kerianne Elizabeth Bieger, Erin Colleen Bieger and Hazel Arlene Steele Wasmund.

A private, family memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to your favorite charity.

Wasmund is entrusted to the care of Lewis Crematory and Funeral Services, Myrtle Beach.

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