The death of Patricia Addison Phillips Henry Bouck Uelman, born and raised in Flushing and a third-generation parishioner of St. George's Episcopal Church where her parents were married, has been announced by her family many months later.
Uelman died on Nov. 6 in San Diego, Calif., where she had been hospitalized for two months after a paralyzing stroke. The primary cause of death was pulmonary pneumonia and secondary respiratory failure after abdominal surgery the week before. She was 64.
Born in Flushing Hospital on July 28, 1943, to the late Bernard Lynn Phillips and his wife, Dorothy Addison Waywell Phillips, she became the stepdaughter of Navy Lt. Arthur Nicholas Henry when her mother remarried.
As a child living in Kissena Park, she was a Brownie and Girl Scout, a member of the St. George's choir and a member of the Masonic International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
She was named for the Royal Canadian Army's elite "Princess Patricia of Connaught Regiment," in which her uncle had served briefly during World War I. "Princess Pat" was her lifelong nickname.
Uelman served in the U.S. Navy while studying to become a Navy nurse, earning an associate's in nursing science from Miami Dade College in Florida. On July 14, 1963, she married Worcester Bouck II of Philadelphia, Pa., with whom she had three children.
On June 30, 1984, she married Cmdr. William Charles Uelman, a Navy pilot who taught navigation at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Uelman was serving as a financial analyst and project director of administration at the time of her death, which was unexpected.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Henry; sister Susan Lynn Phillips of Flushing; brother Bradley; and three children. Episcopal burial services were held in California and she was laid to rest beside her second husband at Fort Rosencrans Military Cemetery in San Diego, near the graves of her stepfather and first husband.
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