November 23, 1941 ~ November 4, 2019

Born in: Montgomery, AL
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Patricia Anne (Harvard) Godbold, 77, of Asheville, died unexpectedly Monday, November 4, 2019, at Mission Hospital.

Born in Montgomery, AL, she was the wife of Dr. Ronald Lee Godbold, of Asheville. She was the daughter of Mary Monaree (Weaver) Harvard, resident of Limestone, TN, and the late Thomas Earl Harvard, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Marla Hassell.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two daughters, Brannon Godbold, of Fletcher and Dr. Colby Colasacco and her husband, Robert, of Weaverville; her “adopted” daughter, Laura Dominkovic, of Croatia; a granddaughter, Ariana Holloway; a brother, Thomas Harvard; and two sisters, Carole Hamilton and Della Harvard.

She was a member of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, where she met her lifelong friends, the Unicorns.

Patricia was dedicated to improving the community through her volunteer work with many organizations including the BCMS Auxiliary, Health Adventure, Children’s Welfare League, Guardian Ad Litem, and Meals on Wheels.

She enjoyed many activities including book of the month club, Mexican trains, Park Avenue POA and investment club. She was a master planner and organizer, a generous friend and an adventurous traveler through life – always known for her kindness and beautiful smile.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patricia’s memory may be made to Meals on Wheels, 146 Victoria Rd., Asheville, NC 28801 or to Children’s Welfare League (“Support Our Students”) online at


Memorial Service: November 15, 2019 1:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Sincere condolences from all of us here in Australia, we are with you in spirit. Rick, Holly, Italia, Daniel & Jarrod

  2. Such a loss but Pat lived a long and good life. My heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. We will all miss her and enjoy reminiscing about the fun times we had together. I will be going thru withdrawal from her fabulous eggnog when Christmas rolls around 😩💕

  3. Such a loss but Pat lived a long and good life. My heartfelt sympathy to Ron and the family. We will all enjoy reminiscing about the good times we had together. I will be going thru withdrawal from Pat’s delicious eggnog when Christmas rolls around! 😩💕

    • Dear Pat,
      For a pearson like you heaven is secure destination. You have thought me when I was just a young lad that goodness in the heart is contageous disease and it is worth the risk because it always come back. If not to you than to your family, kids, friends. Her generosity was a lesson for life. And as such, her spirit will remain within myself and my family. God bless you. Tomislav Dominkovic with wife Suncana and kids Damjan, Andreas and Rea Matea

    • Our sincerest condolences go to the Godbold family from all The Driscoll’s. We are best friends to Colby & her husband, Rob. Just as close family! We know Pat & Ron from the family gatherings that we’ve attended, and will miss her huge smile and warm welcomes! We can’t wait to give a huge hug to each of the family tomorrow.
      Love always,
      Michael, Mikey, Margo, Salem, Art & Andi, Katie, Grace & Christopher Driscoll

  4. Ron and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Pat attended my wife’s arthritic water class at Deerfield and Vicki just loved having her in the class. She was so sweet and will be so missed. Our sincerest condolences and sympathies to all your family during this time of grief. We are Mindy Mettee’s parents.

  5. We are saddened by the news of Pat’s passing. She was such a sweet soul and all of us at Fairview Chiropractic will miss her. Our prayers are with her family

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we share your sorrow. There are a lot of friends who will miss her sweet presence. What a beautiful picture with her unforgettable smile. So sorry that I will have to miss the funeral. Bea

  7. There will never be another “Patty Poo” whose kind heart and beautiful smile touched so many lives. Our hearts are filled with sadness for our dear friend Ron as well as all of her loving family. Pat was a special friend who will never be forgotten. With love to you all, Joan and David

  8. Pat was one of the nicest people I have ever known. Always smiling and joyful. I know it is a great loss to you, her family, as it is to us, her friends. Fondly, Gay Coleman

  9. I was a patient of Dr. Godbold’s at WNC Dermatological for several years.
    So sorry to read about your wife’s passing.

  10. So sorry for your loss of Pat. She was so sweet and friendly every time I saw her. Know that your family is in our prayers.

  11. To the Godbold family, I am so sorry to hear the news of Pat’s passing. I have such fond childhood memories of Christmas Eve parties and playing foosball in basement. Pat was so caring and always had a smile on her face. My thoughts are with all of you.

  12. Dear mama Pat. The day I met you, you said I should call you Mom. You also told me that I don’t need to give you back anything that you gave me, but that I give to everyone else who need something. So I do, and this is how I continue to celebrate having you as my second Mom. You left a huge imprint of good feel energy and fun times on your entire adopted family in Croatia. We are all sad that your generosu being has moved on from our world, and believe that your next home is your next place where your goodness is needed. In deep gratitude for our paths crossed. Laura Lilly (Dominković) and family from Croatia.

  13. Dear Godbold Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. We remember Pat as a friendly and loving lady who always made us feel welcome. We enjoyed the good times we had with her in Asheville and Croatia. May she rest in peace.

  14. Dear Goldbold family,
    I am so very sorry and shocked to hear of Pat’s passing. I know this is a hard time for all of you. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers and I’m sending big hugs your way. Pat was always so sweet to me every time I saw her. Nothing but good memories of her.

  15. With deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers I offer my condolences to the entire Godbold family – especially my dear friend Ron. In this time of sadness may memories of Pat’s infectious smile, warmth and grace fill your hearts. Miss Pat has taken her light to another room, where we will all be together again someday. But until that day I pray for all of your peace and serenity during this difficult time. Her spirit will be missed dearly by those who were blessed to have known this beautiful woman.

  16. Dear Godbold Family,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. Pat brought a lot of joy to a lot of people- my parents included. She will be missed my so many…

  17. Ron and family, so sorry for your loss. I did not have the fortune to have really known Pat, but I heard her name held in high esteem many times over the years. I offer my sincere condolences.

  18. Words cannot express how truly sorry I am for the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Pat was always such a sweet person and I feel fortunate to have known her. Keep your memories of her close to your hearts and know that she hasn’t left you – she’ll be with you always.

  19. Out sincerest condolences go to the entire family of Dr. & Mrs. Godbold.
    We are best friends with their daughter, Colby, & her husband, Rob. Just like family! We know Pat & Ron from family gatherings & holiday parties, and will miss most her HUGE smile and warmest welcomes!
    We are looking forward to giving each of the family a huge hug when we see them.
    Love always,
    Michael, Mikey, Margo, Salem, Art & Andi, Katie, Grace & Christopher Driscoll

  20. Sending love and heartfelt sympathy to your family. The memorial service was a real testament to Pat’s love for and influence on her family and friends. We will keep you in our hearts in the days to come.

  21. We extend our sympathy to Ron and the family. She made a difference in her volunteer work.We know she was a great family person. She always had a beautiful smile and something nice to say. We are thinking of you. Love, Barbara and Barry

  22. Dear Ron, Brannon and Colby,
    I am grieved to know that Pat is gone. I have known Pat since 1970. She was fun, thoughtful and a joy to be around. Although I haven’t been able to see you for several years nevertheless I consider you all dear friends and my heart goes out to you. Pat made a big impact in her lifetime and leaves the world a better place for having been here.
    Love to you all,

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