Patricia A. McCormack, 89, of Rock Island, died Monday, February 15, 2021 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline. Per her wishes, her body was donated to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. There will be a celebration of life gathering at the Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island, at a later date. Memorials may be made in care of the Quad City Botanical Center. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Patricia was born in Rock Island, Ill. on August 9, 1931, a daughter of Fredric E. and Moneta Peterson Tamme. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1949. She graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing, Davenport, September of 1952.
Pat married John W. “Red” McCormack on September 4, 1952 at The Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2009.
Pat worked as an R.N. for two years at St. Luke’s Hospital and twenty-two years at Moline Lutheran Hospital, retiring in 1976.
She was a charter member of Saukenuk Chapter, The Questers, was one of five Rock Island Horticultural Club members who founded the Rock Island Conservatory Foundation which became The Quad City Botanical Center Foundation, where she served as President for four years and she also served on the Botanical Center Board for 15 years. Pat graduated from the Master Gardeners Program under the auspices of the University of Illinois.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Bruce McCormack, Tennessee, Ill. and Wayne (Mary) McCormack, Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandson, David (Courtney) McCormack, Gilbert, Ariz.; and great-grandson, Cade McCormack.
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