10/28/2008: "Beloved FHHS Art Teacher Patricia Speer Passes"
Confirmed this morning was the passing of Pat Speer who died quietly in her sleep Sunday night at her brother’s home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Pat retired from teaching in June 2008 after a 35 year career in the San Juan Island School District, beginning in September 1973. Patricia was 62 years old.
Superintendent Michael Soltman met with high school faculty and staff this morning. “We are all saddened to hear of her passing on. Patricia was loved by so many students and families for her teaching, kindness, and ability to connect so well with students. Our faculty and staff have lost a dear friend and member of our school family”, Soltman said.
Plans for celebrating Patricia’s life will be made over the next few days.