Patricia Anne Fleming Jester

Honored by:Robert E. Jester
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Born: March 30, 1942 in Orange, New Jersey to Alice Jane Glannan Fleming and Stuart Reid Fleming.

Married: Robert Edgar Jester on May 30, 1964 in Des Moines Iowa

Graduated: Iowa State University with distinction as a high scholar student on May 29, 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition major in Dietetics College Honors: Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Omicron Nu, Gamma Gamma, Borden Scholarship for highest grade average in Food and Nutrition College.

Activities: Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority; 1963 Veishea Central Committee General Co-Chair; 1962 Veishea Central Committee Publicity Chair; 1962 Homecoming Central Committee Barbeque Co-Chair

Employment: Dietitian at Iowa Methodist Hospital Mercy Hospital and Wesley Acres Retirement Home all in Des Moines; Associate Food Editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine books Special Interest Publications and Meredith Publishing Services; Founded Creative Foods Limited on April 6, 1976 as a food and nutrition consulting firm after which authored 5 cookbooks including a microwave cookbook with sales of 1.5 million copies and consulted for Victoria Magazine a Hearst publication.

Professional Activities: Iowa State Foundation Governor serving on the Board Directors for 2 terms; Iowa State Achievement Fund Board of Trustees; President Iowa Home Economics Association 1976; Co-Founder Polk County Iowa State Alumni Association.