Sara Cameron Patterson, age 94 November 5, 1922 to December 24, 2016 Sara was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to James and Grace Gamble Cameron. She lived in Clearwater, Florida and Maryville, Tennessee. Following her graduation from Maryville College in 1944, Sara traveled to Alaska to work with Civil Service on the Elmendorf Air Force Base. She soon met and fell in love with Captain Vince Ignico and they married in Knoxville in 1945. Sara lived for adventure and had a captivating spirit. She was a voracious reader, world traveler, successful business owner, tireless volunteer, and philanthropist. Her passion was music and she was an accomplished pianist who loved to play for family, churches and community events well into her nineties. She is cherished by her four children: Robert Ignico (Kathy), Vince Ignico (Bonnie), Grace Ignico, Arlene Ignico (Kathy), and her 6 grandchildren. Friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of Sara's wonderful life on Saturday, March 11 in the Smith Life Event Center. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will begin at 11:30 with Laura Bogle to officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Pat Summit Foundation for Alzheimer's Research (520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101 Knoxville, TN 37902).
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