Patricia “Pat” Bayne of North Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Freeland, Michigan
Patricia Bayne would like to let you know that her work here is complete. She received a call, sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with her beloved Mother Rose, family and friends.
Pat was 88 years young when she suddenly passed on Sunday, May 29th. She had a quick wit and a sense of humor that made everyone feel comfortable and like an instant best friend. There’s no doubt she lived every second of her life on her own terms. Family was everything. She was forever bragging about her children’s recent accomplishments to anyone who would listen. A proud Grandmother who believed her grandchildren were exceptional in every single way.
Pat’s love for animals was boundless. Whether it was their Clydesdale horses, dogs (or Grand Puppies as she would say) cats or even the birds that visited her beautiful tree lined yard. You could typically find her with her hands full of dirt tending to the most recent blooms from the flowers throughout her gardens. Fairies most certainly have lived there amongst the flowers and frogs.
Most did not know Pat was a very accomplished creative writer. She kept volumes of her works in hopes of someday publishing the poems and stories. She also enjoyed painting, tatting and sewing, creating the most amazing Barbie dresses for her daughters.
The biggest thing people admired about her was her ability to inspire people to do, and become, the very best version of themselves. Up to her very last breath, Pat put everyone else’s needs before her own. How would Pat Bayne want to be remembered? She’d be quick to say she just wanted people to feel important, loved and special. She had a gift of being a remarkable role model just by being herself. She impacted the lives of her children, grandchildren, business colleague’s, employees and friends in ways she didn’t even realize.
Heaven just received an amazing angel that will make a difference there as well.
Patricia was born December 9, 1933 in Detroit, MI. She is survived by her son Dr. Norman Bayne (Gail); daughters, Susan Gay, Lori Forrest (Mitch) and Patti Tomczak (Burt); 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Patricia was predeceased by her husband Richard Bayne and her sister Betty Kruske. Patricia was the former owner of Bayne’s Apple Valley Farm, she was a member of the Freeland Garden Club, a Girl Scout Leader and Sunday school teacher.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held Monday June 6, 2022, 7:00 pm at The Journey United Methodist Church of Cabot, 15361 Highway 5, Suite B, Cabot, AR 72023. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to Out of the Woods Rescue, Little Rock, www.ootwrescue.org