Patsy Lee Trainer - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Patsy Lee Trainer

February 9, 1931 - December 27, 2023

Patsy Lee Trainer, age 92, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

Born in Nitro, WV on February 9, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Alice (McDonald) Thomas.  Patsy loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.  She always looked forward to taking trips to the beach and going camping.  Active in her community, she was a member of the Newark Charitable and Social Club, enjoyed bowling and going to other activities, and was an avid seamstress and crafter.  Patsy also loved and adored her cats.

In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gordon Howard Trainer; and siblings, Genevieve Asbury, Frances Knight, and Gene Thomas. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Trainer, and Robin Passwaters (Dale); and many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patsy’s name to Faithful Friends, 165 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here or to Delaware Hospice, 630 Churchmans Road, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19702 or online by clicking here.



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  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is such a heartbreaking part of life. Pat was always there for Gene. She held her own until she knew her brother was safe and settled in heaven. Our deepest condolences.

  • Our deepest condolences. Mrs. Pat will be forever missed. She was the kindest, most beautiful soul you could ever meet. We were blessed to have lived next door to her for over 9 years. Her friendship and wit will always be missed.