Patricia Ashford Manley was born in 1945 in Ann Arbor, and she was raised by her mother. She remembers attending Jones Elementary School and trying out for cheerleading at Ann Arbor High School. Manley graduated from Western Michigan University in 1970 and later earned her master’s in counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She worked as a teacher, cheerleading coach, and guidance counselor at Huron High School for thirty-one years, and was principal of Thurston Elementary School for ten years. She and her husband Lamont Manley enjoy traveling and going to concerts together. They have been married for 43 years.
Ann Arbor News, June 8, 1969
"The new artificial turf which will be installed in Michigan Stadium gets a close inspection from a group at the annual M club outing. Bob Brown, a member of the Board of Regents, take a look at the turf displayed by Football Coach Bo Schmebechler while standing (left to right) are Sid Dewey, a former football player, Athetic Director Don Canham, Bennie Osterbaan, athletic public relations and Wally Weber, a former coach and instructor in physical education. Retired publicist Les Etter and retired trainer Jim Hunt, who was made an honorary member of the M Club, were especially honored during the outing at the Michigan Golf Course."