ForeverMissed

Patricia Kramer passed away December 21st, 2018.  Pat lead a long and passionate life bringing new humans and joy into this world. She touched countless families along her journey and will be remembered first and foremost for her work and life as a midwife.  She is survived by her brother David Kramer, her sisters Jane Kramer and Mary DeSilva, her sons Adam Zang and Martin Zang, and her grandchildren Cristopher Correll, Samantha Zang, and Arlo Borkan-Zang.


A memorial will be held in Pat's honor on June 21st, 2019. It will be at the North Shelter at Delhi Metropark from 3PM to 6PM, rain or shine. Please come and help celebrate Pat Kramer with us.

Please feel free to share stories, memories and pictures of Patricia Kramer to celebrate her life.  

Posted by Denice Watts on December 26, 2020
It is funny how you know someone but you really don't know that person. Never knew where she was born, how many sisters, brothers she had or her birthday. I barely knew her. I shared two of my most important intimate days with her assisting with my 2 births but I never really knew her. Happy Birthday Pat. I hope you are with your beloved daughter and your mother. Forgiveness is so powerful.
Posted by Kathleen Jefferson on December 22, 2020
I think of her too - in the garden, gathering herbs, when I need to encourage a patient, and every Solstice. I thank her and I scold her, in my thoughts. Mostly I just miss her.
Posted by Denice Watts on December 21, 2020
I think of you often and sometimes a tear falls. I still cannot believe you left the way you did. I guess I will never understand it. You sure were one of kind. Love you Pat.
Posted by Denice Watts on December 21, 2019
BELOVED MIDWIFE PATRICIA JEAN KRAMER

1984 I met this beautiful soul, a woman who changed my whole life
Strong and gentle, a woman warrior, she was Pat- my midwife
She taught me holistic medicine, about Whole foods and how to eat
Educated me on the Truth about vaccines
Saved my 2 babies from being poisoned or diseased

My first baby boy we knew was birthing breach
Patricia Jean midwife, full of ancient instincts to teach
Baby after baby she cleaned them up and kissed them sweetly
Skin to skin bonding was most important as she handed them to us gently

She led us into motherhood, Pats instincts we respected
Guided us long after with our worries to assure we were doing it right
Prepped us on supplies and what we would need on Birth-Days
Herbs, blankets & fruits for fuel, in between contractions was best
Nursing every 2 hours and when baby sleeps we too must rest

I called her numerous times in those first few years
PAT always calmed me down, applied chamomile to my fears
She changed my whole life and it continued on with my ‘Grand’s”
Our midwife saved us from C-sections, brought back home births to our land

On the 21st of December in 2018
This warrior midwife woman walked into the woods of Tennessee
She was done with our world with assistance of the perfect tree
Up to God’s arms for healing, forgiveness, totally free

Right Next to God her first born Aaja took her hand
She knew in her soul it was time to leave earth land

Pat left a legacy, a midwife’s journey bursting with glory
She accomplished her work here on earth; she knew the end to her story
On June 21, 2019 we gather to celebrate her life
Better moms we all became because Queen Pat was our MIDWIFE!!

Written by Denice Watts-(DEW) 6-21-19
Posted by Janet Cook on June 18, 2019
This poem is dedicated to Pat Kramer, written in the fall of 1992 by my mother Montana, marking the birth of my first daughter, Erica Montana.
  A new soul arrived early in the morn
  guided by experienced loving hands
  into a warm and waiting family
  Oh how happy is Erica to be received just this way
  helped by a spirit in tune with the melody of life
  and lifted up and into the day with a song of caring
Pat was my midwife in 1995 also with the birth of my second daughter Callie.
I am very grateful for Pat's guidance, confidence, caring and honoring of the sacred. My homebirth experiences shaped me as a woman. I will always consider her an important person in my life, even all of these years later.
Peace to her family.
Posted by Mary Scott on June 15, 2019
Pat was my midwife she helped me deliver my third baby Emmy while nursing her beloved Aaja. Love and light
Posted by Linda Sacks on June 10, 2019
I fondly remember Pat in January, 1984 coming to my home on a wintry winter day on a dirt road to help with the birth of my youngest son. She was incredibly calm, confident and caring which she transmitted to me. She has done so much over many years to promote and support home birth and women's health in general. Her total belief in the birth process and lack of fear was so comforting. Over the years, I spent many a Sunday afternoon in her sauna in Manchester. She was always interesting and a wide range of topics were kicked around. Her fierce independence and keen mind were always apparent. May her memory be about all the families and babies that she assisted and her belief that yes, you can birth this baby.
Posted by Denice Watts on April 8, 2019
Pat was my midwife. From the moment we met, 1984.. she became one of the most influential women of my life. I have spoken her name, referred to her ever since. Told many how she started me on living a healthier lifestyle. She saved my children and my "GRANDS", from being poisoned with vaccines. Huge influence, my midwife Pat. I stayed in contact with her all these years. It broke my heart to hear about her transition. I am lucky to have had her in my energy. I loved her, always and forever.

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Posted by Denice Watts on December 26, 2020
It is funny how you know someone but you really don't know that person. Never knew where she was born, how many sisters, brothers she had or her birthday. I barely knew her. I shared two of my most important intimate days with her assisting with my 2 births but I never really knew her. Happy Birthday Pat. I hope you are with your beloved daughter and your mother. Forgiveness is so powerful.
Posted by Kathleen Jefferson on December 22, 2020
I think of her too - in the garden, gathering herbs, when I need to encourage a patient, and every Solstice. I thank her and I scold her, in my thoughts. Mostly I just miss her.
Posted by Denice Watts on December 21, 2020
I think of you often and sometimes a tear falls. I still cannot believe you left the way you did. I guess I will never understand it. You sure were one of kind. Love you Pat.
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Shared by Kathleen Jefferson on May 10, 2019

Pat will always be remembered by our family as OUR Midwife and friend. My husband and I both recall Pat saying that our son's birth in March '79 was her first home birth. The Doctor slept through the whole event but Pat was my Angel, getting me through the long and difficult birth. Pat was my midwife for two more births, always soothing my fears. If I had a health issue or question, she was always there - people tend to take shameless advantage of nurses this way! Though she warned me away from her profession, Pat was a major influence that led me into nursing and I got to work with her daughter for a time. There's so much more I can remember - talks of babies, breastfeeding, homeschooling, gardening, healing, sweat lodges, Susun Weed and so on - it's all part of me now and I feel so blessed! Thank you Dear One - I'll always think of you in the garden, feel you in the trees and at work, when my patient needs some encouragement, I'll hear that crazy laugh of yours!