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Served in the Army for two years Patric Meador, son of Frank and Pat Meador of Ava, was born in La Mesa, Calif. on Sept. 29, 1956 and passed away on Aug. 20, 2007 in Bayfield, Colo.
Patric graduated from high school in Bayfield in 1974. He served in the Army for two years, stationed in Germany.
He was a cartoonist and illustrator and was well-known in the Four Corners area for his art work. Many years ago he designed the cover for C. W. McCall’s hit record, “Wolf Creek Pass.” He recently had a book of cartoons published depicting his trials and tribulations in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital for the past eight years. Many of Patric’s illustrations can be found in homes and offices across the United States.
Patric is survived by his parents, Frank and Pat Meador, of Ava; sisters, Laurie and Robbie Davis, of Gepp, Ark., LeeAnn and Kris Norman, of West Plains, and brother Charley Meador, of West Plains; two stepsisters, Diana and Randy Talbot, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Frankie and Tom White of Durango, Colo.; two aunts, Myrna and Joe Couch, of Kansas, and Beulah Thurston of New Mexico; nephews Brian Hill, Brett Ozment, Klay Norman, and Geoff White; nieces, Nicole Odom, Kelly Norman, Amanda White and Tracy White, Rochelle Shahan, Misty Rathjen, and Charmaine Talbot; cousins Tom Dodd, Susie Hutt, Trisha Beaudoin, Kristin Molina, Jimmy Wallace, Mark and Josee Emery, Lonnie Wood, Ronnie Wood, Rusty Wood and Londa Grover; plus nine great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elza and Edith Bell, and Harry and Lois Meador; his aunt, Breta Opstad, uncle T.J. Dial and cousin Elaine Wallace.
At his request, Patric was cremated and his ashes buried at the Pine River Cemetery in Bayfield, Colo. on Aug. 24, with a graveside service conducted by family and friends.