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Patricia Ann (Wykoff) Blackstock
May 22, 1940 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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It is with sadness that we announce the death of Patricia Wykoff Blackstock Snider who passed away on Friday, August 11th, leaving behind her family and friends.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, Harold and Julia Wykoff, and two children, Scot and Coleen. She is survived by her husband Wally Snider, her niece, Carroll Ann Wykoff, nephew Randy Wykoff, step children Jamie Snider, Mike Snider (sp. Amy), Ann Snider Litton (sp. Curt), Jeremy Blackstock, Jason Blackstock, and beloved grandchildren.
Patricia graduated from UNC Charlotte and pursued her career with The Roanoke Times in Virginia for over 20 years, retiring as a National Advertising Manager. She also had the advantage of belonging to Toastmasters International for 10 years. Patrish was an early adapter of the Internet, long before it gained popularity. Taking part in AOL’s CompuServe and Prodigy Communications, an online service from 1984 to 2001. She even met her husband-to-be, Wally, on the Internet, long before any dating websites came along. She noted, “What did we have in common? We were both tying to build our own websites!”
In 1998, she moved to Myrtle Beach with Wally and took a job with a local business. With the computer knowledge she had gained over the years, and her previous experience in sales, she was the perfect match for them, designing websites and selling advertising, all the while building what would become her great legacy, www.funbeaches.com. Her website became a phenomenal resource for both locals and tourists to find answers about the area. She spent hours posting pictures, finding answers, and researching the best options. Her relentless dedication was evident and grew into a thriving message board. That board fulfilled her desire to meet new people and make them feel at home in Myrtle Beach, beginning her new future of “meeting up with strangers.” Her popular gatherings, which she deemed Meet-Ups, started in 2005 and are still successful today, sometimes bringing together as many as 40 members. Strangers soon became family, and she welcomed them back year after year.
Above it all, was her happiness to explore with her dedicated soulmate. “Wally is perfect for me!,” she always said. They loved traveling, especially to warm islands at all-inclusive resorts, but were always happiest to come home to their beloved Myrtle Beach where they would start planning their next adventure. We all have our memories and she will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.