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Pat Shoemake’s country roots prepared her for worldly adventures

Pat Shoemake, portrait, and Pat in Guam, where she lived for two and a half years in military housing

Pat Shoemake, portrait, and Pat in Guam, where she lived for two and a half years in military housing

While she grew up clerking the family’s country store, selling groceries and pumping gas, resident Pat Shoemake had no idea how her life in the small community of Rondo would prepare her for a life traveling the world.

The country store that Pat's parents owned. Pat worked there throughout her childhood.

This is the country store that Pat’s parents owned. Pat worked there throughout her childhood.

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