Patricia Goddard Hicks

April 11, 1945March 13, 2023
Obituary of Patricia Goddard Hicks
HICKS, Patricia Goddard, Born April 11, 1945, Departed March 13, 2023. Patricia Goddard Hicks was born in St. Petersburg FL. and lived there until moving to Tampa FL. in 1958. She attended and graduated from H.B. Plant High School. She then attended Principia College for two years and graduated from Florida State University in 1966. She then married her high school sweetheart Dustin Chapman in 1969. They were the proud parents of Dustin Goddard Chapman and Darrin David Chapman. She worked in retail sales for several years until moving back to Clearwater Fl. and attending the University of South FL. receiving her master’s degree in education. Pat then taught at Saint Petersburg Jr. College and worked in the counselling department helping students to find jobs and utilizing their training and education until 1988. Pat was active in sailing and racing sunfish sail boats in Tampa Bay. She enjoyed spending her time with her family at Egmont Key where her dad had a cabin and worked as a Tampa Bay Pilot. She was a vociferous Shell Collector. She and her boys also spent some time on Big Pine Key with her sister Laura Causey and her family. In 1987 she got reacquainted with a young man she met in the Sunday school of the Christian Science church of Tampa FL. in the 1960’s. Pat and her parents were long time members of the Christian Science Church. In 1988 she and Randy were married in San Diego Ca. and lived in Ventura CA. for 3 years. In 1991 we moved to Alaska, where Randy had worked previously. Pat was not a real fan of cold weather, but quickly got involved in Anchorage Church, playing Tennis at the Racket Club, and volunteering at the Anchorage Museum of History. She quickly met people who she became good long-term friends in Anchorage. The family took many adventure vacations including rafting the Grand Canyon, rafting the upper and lower Green River, and lots of camping in Alaska. In later years we started with a small inflatable, and gradually went to larger boats. We enjoyed the waters Kachemak Bay, Prince William Sound, Resurrection Bay, and Southeast Alaska coastline. Pat also sailed in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Sea of Cortez and other remote locations. She was always up for an adventure, and was a wonderful sailing, Partner. In 2014 after Randy retired, we started wintering in Boca Grande Fl., returning home to Alaska in the summer. She very much enjoyed the warm winters, playing tennis outdoors, and beach combing on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. An added plus were her son’s, granddaughter and families lived on the West Coast of FL. That made it perfect. Pat was predeceased by her mother and father, Faye Felton Goddard and Captain David Goddard. She is survived by her husband W. Randolph Hicks (Randy), her sons and Daughter in laws Dustin Goddard Chapman and Anne Chapman, Darrin David Chapman and partner Kim Wilson, Granddaughter Skyler Chapman, sisters and brothers in law Laura and Billy Causey of Altoona FL. and Catherine and Jim Bell of Carmel CA. She has many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins in Florida and California. A small family Celebration of life will be held in the Tampa Bay Area soon. The Family would like to thank the staff of Arden Court Memory Care of Largo and Hospice Pinellas County (Empath) for the loving care provided.

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