Patricia (Sparkman) Thomas

Patricia (Sparkman) Thomas

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Patricia A. Thomas formerly Sparkman
Born 1950s.
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Patricia (Sparkman) Thomas is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Edward Doty


My father had a career in the Navy, so my family frequently moved up and down the east coast of the country. I think because of these moves and having to constantly lose friends and then trying to make new ones all over again, I turned out to be a somewhat shy and timid little girl. However, I loved to chase fire flies and little birds and pet anything with fur. I did have a bit of a daring streak because I once attempted to fly off a third story staircase using an open umbrella as a parachute (like Mary Poppins), but thought better of it at the last moment. Whew! I was a "Brownie" in the Girl Scouts, was in the school chorus, was on the gymnastic team, and was voted May Queen in 6th grade.

In high school I enjoyed being a member of the Future Business Leaders Of America Club and the Drama Club (in an attempt to overcome my innate shyness & also to meet cute boys). To be accepted into the Drama Club I had to perform on stage, so I memorized Juliet's balcony soliloquy from Romeo & Juliet. I was shaking like a leaf on stage, but I knew that soliloquy backwards and forwards. The Drama teacher took pity on me, and let me join the club. It did wonders for my shyness. I have always believed in facing my fears and doing the best I could to overcome them.

I graduated from Arizona State University Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Journalism. I then obtained my MBA, also from ASU, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Again, to improve my confidence and professionalism, I sought out Toast Masters, and was one of its founding members at the corporation where I worked. I ended up being the Marketing Manager for several financial institutions, many, of which, went out of business (especially the Savings & Loan institutions).

My main hobby is writing short stories, and a few of them have won awards and have been published. I also enjoy working on my family's financial investments, traveling, hiking, kayaking, dancing to rock & roll, reading, gardening, interior decorating, cooking, genealogy, lunching with friends and adopting stray cats -- but I only have one at present. I have not yet turned into "The Cat Lady" thank God.

Life has been good.


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On 18 Sep 2019 at 20:27 GMT Jeffrey Evans wrote: my dear mother used to say, "You can never have enough cats!"


On 14 Sep 2019 at 02:30 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Patricia, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

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On 7 Sep 2019 at 04:05 GMT Beth (Brown) Golden wrote:

Thanks so much for your updates to the Cadwell family! They are not my direct ancestors so I'd be more than happy to transfer profile management to you.

On 5 Sep 2019 at 03:14 GMT MG Pitts wrote:

Idk which is correct VanKirk or Van Kirk ? I think all mine are VanKirk.

On 3 Jun 2019 at 12:57 GMT Nicole Duchesne wrote:

Congratulations Patricia !
wonderful wikitreer
Patricia (Sparkman) Thomas is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 30 Dec 2013 at 03:20 GMT Patricia (Sparkman) Thomas wrote:


I agree with your mission and will abide by your rules. I wrote a genealogy book on my family tree in 2000 (and will be happy to share info and pictures), but I am sure there is much more info available now.

Patricia is 22 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 17 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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