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Patricia Ellen Child Graham

May 3, 1954 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Patricia Ellen Child Graham, 69, died September 13th, 2023 in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Tricia was born to E. Tom Child and Geraldine Wilson Child on May 3rd, 1954. She grew up in Findlay, Ohio and spent her summers in Bayview, Michigan with her parents, sisters, and extended family.

She attended Ohio University and graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in English. She moved to Harbor Springs and worked in Petoskey at the Bahnhof and later managed Marti Walker's women's clothing store.

Tricia married Tom Graham on March 19th, 1987. She became involved with the Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, serving on various church committees, participating in numerous bible studies, and going on mission trips. Her faith was a major part of her life. She also served on several local youth substance abuse groups.

Tricia enjoyed spending weekends on Beaver Island and at the family cottage in Canada with her husband and family. She liked hiking, boating, and exercising. She was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister, and aunt.

She was diagnosed with dementia.

Tricia was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Tom Graham, her children Nate (Abbie) Graham and Trey Graham, her grandchildren Roman, Mackson, and Aela Graham, her step son James Graham, and her sisters Sue Child, Nancy Child, and Mary Child.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Harbor Light Community Chapel in Harbor Springs. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 20th at 11:00 am at the same location. A celebration of life gathering will be held Wednesday, September 20th after funeral services at Graham boathouse located next to Ford Park in Harbor Springs.

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September 19, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harbor Light Community Chapel
8333 Clayton Rd.
Harbor Spring, MI 49740

September 20, 2023

11:00 AM
Harbor Light Community Chapel
8333 Clayton Rd.
Harbor Spring, MI 49740


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