Patricia Woolley Gannaway was born and raised in Ames, Iowa. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In a Chemistry 100 class her first semester at BYU, she quickly learned that the most important chemistry was between her and classmate Joe Gannaway; they were married two years later. She and Joe are the parents of four college-age sons, two grandsons, and a granddaughter on the way.
Their youngest son is currently serving in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission. Sister Gannaway has served in almost every organization in the Church, and has loved every calling she has ever had. She is now working with the Cub Scouts in her ward, and is also enjoying the opportunity to get to know and love the students in the Rexburg YSA 29th Ward, where her
husband serves as bishop. Sister Gannaway works in University Relations as the Guest Hosting and Institutional Events Coordinator. Before coming to work at the university, she enjoyed teaching private piano lessons in her home while
raising a house full of active boys with varied interests, many friends, and big appetites. She enjoys watching
baseball games (especially the Chicago Cubs), working in the yard, and reading biographies.