Dr. Patricia Brewster Lebkuecher, age 81 passed on October 8th, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Pat grew up in east Nashville and attended Isaac Litton High School. She was awarded a scholarship to Vanderbilt University where she met and married her husband and the love of her life Leo (Rip) Lebkuecher. Pat and Rip were married for 63 years.
Pat moved with her family to Hendersonville, TN in 1972 to become an American history professor at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin. Her love of education and higher learning lead her to become the Dean of Academic Affairs, where she was instrumental in starting several new programs for the college including the Nursing AAS program.
Pat had a passion for the underserved and for giving back to her community. She worked tirelessly for many foundations including United Way, Rotary International, Samaritan's Association, Home Bound Meals, and the American Red Cross. Pat and Rip were Red Cross first-responders to hundreds of local house fires and floods. They were national first-responders to dozens of hurricanes, tornados, and other national disasters including 911 where she and Rip worked for over 3 months assisting the recovery efforts in New York City.
Pat was a passionate world traveler, but she was happiest when traveling the country in their camper van exploring remote places and receiving all that mother nature has to offer. She was a dedicated wife and mother, and she loved and cared deeply for her family.
Pat is survived by her husband Leo (Rip) Lebkuecher, her children Jeff Lebkuecher, Steve Lebkuecher and Nancy Lebkuecher Burke, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild. A Celebration of Life will be held at Volunteer State Community College. Friends and family are all welcome.
Celebration of Life
Date: Tuesday, October 12th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00pm
Location: Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN
The Wood Campus Center - Mary Cole Nichols Dining Hall in Room B
As you come in the main entrance of the campus, make the slight right on Alumni Drive, turn left at the stop sign (Howard George Blvd.) and park in parking lot C, you will be looking at Wood Campus Center. The Dining room is on the 2nd floor.
· Please wear a mask until you enter the Nichols Dining Room to eat.
Pat was a great advocate of providing educational opportuities to women and to underserved communities. She served on the Vol State "Educate a Woman Foundation" for many years. In lieu of flowers please consider supporting the Volunteer State Educate A Woman Foundation.
Foundation Link: https://www.volstate.edu/educateawoman#donate