Obituary of Patricia June Mainard
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The Abundant Life of Trish Mainard Mrs. Patricia June Wagner Mainard, age 81, of Ormond Beach passed away Friday afternoon, on August 19, 2022 at the Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. Born June 25th, 1941 in Queensland, Australia, she was the daughter of Harold James and Beatrice (Betty) Wagner. Trish leaves an indelible mark on the lives of every person she met, particularly her children, grandchildren and many more friends and family. Trish was born and raised on a 62 square mile cattle station called Marylands, a tropical paradise with mountains overlooking the sea. She, her four sisters and one brother learned to ride ponies by the time they were 2 and were actively involved in the day to day operations of the cattle station. Since Trish's family lived 110 miles away from the nearest town, Mackay, she and her siblings were schooled at home by correspondence until attending St. Margaret's Church of England School for Girls in Brisbane. While at school, Trish excelled as a student and as an athlete, participating competitively in swimming, diving, life-saving, basketball, and tennis. After graduation, she became a registered nurse and worked at the Brisbane General Hospital. Later, she joined the Australian army as a first lieutenant and worked at a camp hospital during the Vietnam War. When Trish left the service, she ended up as a neurological nurse where she spent her free time playing squash and waterskiing (she could waterski barefoot as well as go off jumps). While adventuring to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef with a friend, she met a handsome American stranger on a day cruise named Charles Mainard. Trish and Chuck fell in love and were married in 1970 in Australia and spent the next five months living on top of a brick kiln in Melbourne. A few years later they moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and then settled into life in Seattle, WA. Trish had two children, Warren Wagner and Lara Christie, and she was a very devoted mother and wife. Trish became an avid tennis player and snow skier while also helping Chuck start their chemical supply business, All World Scientific and Chemical. Together they made a great team, as Trish served as the Office Manager and Chuck was the Director of Sales. The Mainards were very involved at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Thrashers Corner near Mill Creek, WA. In 1992, the Mainards moved to East Lake Woodlands in Palm Harbor, Fl where they began a new branch of All World Scientific. The Mainards became active members at East Lake Rd Baptist Church, where Trish, her son Warren and daughter Lara, were all baptized by immersion as believers. In 2000, Trish was named "Optimist of the Year" by the Noon Optimist Club of Oldsmar, FL. In 2003, Trish officially became a citizen of the United States of America. After retiring and selling their business, Chuck and Trish retired and moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina before ultimately relocating to Boone, NC. Chuck and Trish had countless wonderful adventures, including becoming grandparents to Krista Faith and Micah Caleb. Trish also had a very successful post retirement career as a regional sales director for Mixed Bag Designs. In his final years, Trish cared for Chuck before he passed away on November 7th, 2020. With a new chapter to be written in her life, Trish purchased a Sprinter Van and lived on the road with her dog Barty for more than half a year. She was always up for an adventure, whether competing in 50+ mile bike rides, riding her bike across Europe, kayaking or tubing, hiking, playing pickleball, and of course, playing tennis. Wherever she went, she quickly made friends with people of all ages and backgrounds because of her energetic, friendly, effervescent, and inspirational personality. Most importantly, Trish had an abundant life found through her faith in Jesus Christ. She was an active in her faith, involved in her local church as well as a ladies Bible Study Fellowship. Trish's favorite hymn was Amazing Grace and her favorite scripture was Psalm 23. Trish Mainard is survived by her son and daughter, Warren Mainard and Lara Tate, and her Grandchildren, Krista and Micah Mainard. Trish's family held a Memorial and Celebration of Life on Monday, August 22, in Yonahlassee, and will be spreading her ashes at a few places they know were meaningful to her. Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Mainard family.
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