Patricia Ann Bailey (Pat) Waid, 77, of Philippi, WV, passed away Wednesday October 3, 2018 at her home in Philippi. Pat was born in Northfork, WV on April 3, 1941, daughter of the late E.D. Bailey and Louise G. (Elkins) Bailey.
Pat graduated from Northfork Elkhorn H.S. in 1959 and Alderson-Broaddus College in 1963 with a degree in Nursing. She then earned her master’s degree plus 30 hours from WVU. She started her career at Broaddus Hospital as an O.B. Nurse then worked 9 years as a Nursing Instructor for A-B College. Pat became the original instructor of the newly formed Barbour County Vocational Technical Center’s Health Assistant Program, helping to develop the curriculum that would be deployed throughout similar programs across the State of West Virginia. She took great pride in developing her students, propelling many of them into life-long careers in the Health Sciences. Her students often trained and participated in state and national level competitions, very often finishing in the top of their fields.
Pat also served as a leading instructor and affiliate faculty for the American Heart Association for many years.
She married and is survived by her husband of 56 years, Samuel W. Waid on July 14, 1962. Pat is also survived by her daughter Pam Hill, son-in-law Marty Hill, her son Dave Waid, grandson’s Cameron and Corey Zimmerman, Travis Hill, Nicholas Hill, granddaughter Samantha Hill, all of Florida, sister, Betty Jo Wilson of Princeton, and nieces Trish and Louise of Princeton.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Sunday October 7, from 3-8 pm on Monday October 8, she will be moved to Crim Memorial United Methodist Church to lie in state from 12-2 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm with Pastor Sam Haught officiating. Interment will follow in the Jerusalem Cemetery.