Patricia Beatrice Bartell Nugent aka Patty Bee, a native of Crowley, was born 1927, died 2005 of lung cancer. She was my mother and an amazing woman! My father died early in their marriage and she became a single mother of three very young children.

She was an active volunteer in the City of Crowley in many organizations. She was instrumental in starting recycling efforts in Crowley, played the organ at the Presbyterian church and for a number of years ran a family furniture business. With double major in History and English and a Master’s degree in Government, she also taught English and History at Crowley High and in Iota.

Thank you Isabella for your thoughtfulness, giving nature and your strength to endure this endeavor to bring more awareness to Lung cancer and research for a cure! Lastly, thank you for this platform which allows me to post a memory of my dear mother ? And best wishes to you on this bike journey and your health and life journey!!!! Thank you for bringing us all along with YOU ?