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August 14th, 2013

Pat Stroud: she brought contagious laughter, life to the party

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at Stroud, 74, passed away August 10 in Miami with her daughter Laura Camacho beside her.
Pat graduated from El Paso High in 1957. In 1958 she married Edward Babenco. She was a former model who also raised four children.
In 1978 Pat took her children to Santa Barbara, California, where she finished her photography degree with honors at Brooks Institute. She moved to Mill Valley, California, in 1981, where she quickly became one of the Bay Area’s unrivaled, award-winning and well-loved portrait photographers.
In 2006, Pat retired and moved to Key Biscayne so she could be near her grandchildren.
Pat is survived by her four children and seven grandchildren, who she loved dearly. Survivors include Lindsay Babenco and his children Delaney and Lily; Stuart Babenco and his wife Mary Ann and their children Sabrina, Nicole and Jenny Ann; Kristine Babenco; and Laura Camacho and her husband Javier Camacho and their children Isabella and Sofia; and her sister Jacquelyn Spier.
There will be a gathering Saturday, August 16, in the Adult Lounge on the second floor of the Key Biscayne Community Center from noon-2 p.m. to celebrate the life of a wonderful Mother, fun loving Grandmother, true friend, a brilliant photographer, a knowledgeable exercise Instructor, creative individual and overall, a women with a unique character who brought a contagious laughter and life to the party. All are invited to attend.

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