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Clara Miller

No matter where I saw Pat she was always so kind and loved talking with you. I saw her many times while out walking her dog, or a the Oaks where she participated in many activities. I loved her dedication to the Chapel choir and just so saddened by her death.

Julia R Nowlin

May Pat Rest In Peace, she will be missed.Throughout the years in Amelia DAR we have had great adventures, comraderie. May she Rest In Peace.

Nancy Jones

She will be missed around the Sea Marsh Circle and I treasure her kind and gentle nature. Please accept our sympathy. Love to her family and sadness from all her many friends.

Jennifer and Caroline Pierce

I love your mom and remember when she made the CAR dress for Caroline! My condolences to you and your family.

JoAnn Welker

Beth and Sarah. Pat was a beautiful human being. She, (and both of you), were there for the Organizing of the Vaughan-Latham Society of the Children of the American Revolution on Amelia Island. I will never forget your efforts. Pat was also a DAR friend and I always enjoyed our lunches together. I will miss her very much. God Bless.

Al and Florence Salerno

Please accept our deep and sincere sympathy. Pat had a very kind heart. May she rest in peace.

kathy wortham

Beth, i am so sorry for your loss. she was such a sweet lady. i sure am glad that i got to see & assist/cash out at walmart. thanks for letting me know and i hope everyone enjoyed the chocolate bars. prayers for peace for all.

Linda Davis

Through DAR and later Colonial Dames, I knew Pat for about 22 years. We served on the DAR executive board together twice. She was a sweet, soft-spoken lady, who was a joy to be around. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with her family as they mourn the loss.

Sharon Driscoll

When Pat came to our Dames & DAR meetings she always came with a warm and friendly demeanor. We were blessed to have her with us and she will be missed! Praying for the family.

Elizabeth Milo

I so enjoyed meeting Ms. Pat at DAR meetings! I was pleased to sit at her table on a couple of occasions, and recall vividly her attending our March meeting bedecked in green in celebration of St. Patrick! Of course, we celebrated her birthday as well! She was so kind and fun to be around. She will be dearly missed. Please know thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Jean Worley

Pat was just the sweetest person. Also, a great conversationalist. I’ll miss seeing her at our monthly meetings.

Julia Burch and Marcia Vincent

Crouch is such an unusual name and it is in my sister, Marcia, and my family. We were delighted to see Pat's name tag at a DAR with Crouch on it and we all tried and tried to make a family connection. Pat was was so intriguing and interesting to talk to and we have looked for and missed seeing her at DAR meetings. We are so very sorry for your loss of such a vibrant, loving, smart and ahead of her time Mother. Sending you love and peace at this most difficult time. She was a very remarkable, kind and friendly lady. With love , Julia and Marcia

Patricia Jo Crouch Baker

2022-11-04

Patricia Jo Crouch Baker of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, November 4, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Patricia was born on March 17, 1939 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to her parents Charles and Mary Belle Crouch. She earned a BS in Mathematics from Duke University in 1961. She remained a loyal and passionate Duke fan her whole life. After graduation, Patricia began her career in Jacksonville programming computers for the banking industry where she was proud to be one of the few women working in this new field. She soon met her husband Larry and they were married on May 8, 1965. The new couple relocated abroad to Rotterdam, Holland but settled in New Jersey to start their family before retiring to their long time vacation home on Amelia Island.

Patricia is survived by her two children, daughter, Beth Perkins of Fernandina Beach, Florida and son, Ross Baker of Springfield, Virginia and their spouses, Greg and Allison. She also has four beautiful granddaughters: Sarah Perkins, Sophie, Lauren and Violet Baker. She also leaves behind her beloved pets: Maggie, Simba, Lulu, and Jolly the parakeet, who never did learn to talk despite all of her efforts.

Patricia was always busy and loved spending time with her family and friends, whether it was just keeping up with her extended family and friends on the phone or taking special trips to Disney with her daughter and granddaughter. She always cheered for her favorite sports teams the Duke Blue Devils and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hoping one would win another national championship and the other would just win some games. She was interested in history and genealogy. Pat was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames of Amelia Island. She loved to sing with her choir at the Amelia Plantation Chapel every week and in their seasonal cantatas. She was an avid bridge and mahjong player and she always looked forward to playing with her friends. Pat loved puzzles of all disciplines and rarely engaged one she couldn’t solve. She passed along these patient and critical thinking skills to all of her granddaughters. Pat loved her neighborhood, talking and visiting with all the dog walkers each day. She especially enjoyed watching Sarah perform in each of her shows at Amelia Musical Playhouse and cheering on Sophie, Lauren and Violet in their swim meets. She was so proud of all of her children's and grand children's accomplishments.

The family will receive guests at Oxley Heard Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 5 to 7 PM.
There will be a Celebration of Life service held at the Amelia Plantation chapel the following day, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 11 AM. All are encouraged to wear colorful clothes to celebrate the life of Patricia.

There will be a graveside service at Bosque Bello cemetery following the Celebration of Life. At the conclusion, the family will host a reception to share the wonderful memories we all have of her.

If you wish, donations may be made to the Nassau Humane Society or to the Amelia Island Montessori School.

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