I was close friends with Pat's daughter, Ford, all through childhood. We practically lived at each other's houses during our elementary school years and became more like sisters than just friends. Pat became good friends with my mom and, in many ways, Pat became like a second mom to me. So many of my favorite childhood memories revolve around shared adventures with Pat, Ford, Odyssey of the Mind competitions and trips, summer nights spent camping out in the gazebo in their yard, having dinner with Big Guy and Grandma, numerous school-related projects and activities, and all of the day-to-day small things that, as a child, helped form who I became. Although we didn't see each other often, it meant a lot to me when she would come to big life events, like my graduations and wedding. I remember Pat as an intelligent, humorous, and strong-hearted role model who loved her family deeply. I am so sorry that I was not in better touch with her in recent years. My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin, Ford and Lindsay.
It is with a sad heart that I write this piece.
Patty was my first wife. She was exactly 4 years older than I, both born on the 4th of July. For 6 years, she was my loving wife, mentor, and dear friend. We met when I was 19 years of age, and stayed together until I was 25. They were the most formative years of my adulthood, during which, she attempted to raise me from a Southern California surfer boy to a more cosmopolitan sophisticate. She taught me about art, literature, writing, science, and how to fulfill my potential as an intelligent, loving human being.
Since I no longer have the opportunity to thank her, personally, I want all of you to know how much I love and revere her, even to this day.
My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her.
I just received news today of the passing of Pat (I also called her Pete in the old days), and am very sorry to think of her not in this world. I was a fellow classmate at Cooperstown, and there was no closer collaboration; I think of my classmates as brothers and sisters. What a sense of humor, what a kind lady,and what an amazing career she had with her special talents. The world is poorer and sadder without her, and I send my most sincere condolences to her family. Gone but never forgotten, even after all these years.
Happy Birthday, Patty. I am thinking of you and missing you much today!
I'm so sad to hear of Pat's death! I worked with Pat for many years in SHEA related activities, she was a class act, always on top of her game and extremely devoted to her coworkers and the Boeing Company. She had a brilliant mind that was always focused on the right things at the right time. She could be counted upon in any difficult situation and never refused to handle any task. Over the years we shared a lot of life's ups and downs, her passions, our personal lives and humor.
There has not been a week since my retirement,that I have not been reminded of Pat in one way or another.
I will always miss her,
My deepest condolences to Kevin, his family and Pat's family. I am a friend and was a former co-worker of Kevin. I had the privilege of meeting Pat a few times and it was clear that she was very important to Kevin. Again, may I express my deepest condolences.
I was Pat's lead in Corporate Standards and got her promoted to a Tech 5. She was a good bridge player and enjoyed playing tennis with me at the Seattle Tennis Center. I knew her first husband, Walt, vesited with her Dad and Mom, and Ford when she came. Pat was Brilliant chemist and worked with Earl Grosshart in getting her patents in Finishes. Unfortunately, she was an avid smoker, and I could not convince her to stop. I can still hear her laughing as we discussed some of the challenges we faced in Corporate Standards. You had a good life and a good career. Clarence A. Cal
June 20, 2013
Pat, You will be missed greatly by us all and I will be forever sorry that I did not get to Seattle to say goodbye. I do hope that you know my thoughts and prayers were with you and Kevin every day of the courageous battle you two fought together, you are both truly amazing and loved. I am so grateful for the good times and adventures you shared together and Kevin I hope you know you can call on us anytime for anything. I am thankful for the times we were able to enjoy together as a family and I believe that there is a very special place and plan outside of this life for such a wonderful woman as Pat, who gave so much of herself to all, it's not goodbye but see you later Pat. Love to all, always, Val
In a word - delightful! Always fun to watch on stage as she was clearly always having fun. Prayers for peace and comfort go out to Kevin and family.
I'm saddened to hear of Pat's passing. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing her well, but I knew her for over 20 years. I know she was a very loving wife and mother, and was always a pleasure to talk to and be around. My ex wife, Becky Hille, was Kevin's first wife. Becky died early last year, like Pat, also of brain cancer. My heart goes out to Kevin, Ford, and Lindsay. I wish them comfort during these times.
To a wonderful woman I can call my friend. Your presence on stage at HTA will be missed but the fond memories of laughter and fun we all have will never be forgotten. Thank you for being you.
Kevin, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Farewell, my wonderful friend. I have never met, nor do I expect to again, anyone as inspiring as you have been to me. You lived a life that touched so many people, and feel so honored to have been counted among your friends.
I love you.
Pat was my colleague at Boeing and a dear friend for over 10 years. I was shocked to hear of her passing as she always took such good care of herself. Her zest for environmental protection was exemplary and I was a true admirer of her as a person and a professional. I am saddened by the loss of such a vibrant soul.
Les and I want to express our heart-felt condolences to you with the lose of your Love of your Life! I remember working with you and Patrisha at one of the Boeing facilities! Pat was, I believe, born on the 4th of July and showed a special spark in her life.
We lost a son in 2010 and can certainly understand what you must go through. I do recall you, Pat and your darling girls all got along pretty well.
Thinking of you!
Virginia and Les Filion
I am sorry to hear of Pat's passing! She was a very special person, extroverted, and I believe was born on the 4th of July which gave her a spark in her life.
She had worked with Nona (Craig) Larson who live on Camano Island. Craig's mother was a long time Stanwood friend of mine. Craig has said you, Pat, Nona and Craig were special friends.
Special thoughts to you. It won't be easy! We lost a son in 2010 and we can feel for you.
Virginia and Les Filion
I am greatly saddened by the news of Pat's passing. We were good friends at Boeing for 20 years, and her constant words of encouragement, her can do attitude and her incredible intelligence as a scientist and as a leader were an inspiration to all she worked with.
We wish Pat's family and her friends the best. We all have an empty spot that won't be soon filled.
For my beautiful wife. I will always love you.
I'm glad I had some time to know and enjoy Pat's great spirit and sense of humor. An awesome lady her spirit and energy live on.
Kevin - my heart and prayers go out to you in this time of loss.
Thanks for the wonderful memories, Pat. You are missed.
Pat will be missed. I have so many fond memories of working with her. Barbara
Words cannot adequate express what a special soul Pat is...though she has shed her earthly body--her spirit will continue to felt and inspired by all that she touched. A beautiful combination of intelligence, with passion for the arts, and a sense of humor and perspective on the human condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family for the loss--but she had a life that made a difference and was well lived. Love, The Briggs' Family
You were always the best of me, and I will love you forever. Be at peace, my darling. -k
We are very saddened that Pat lost her valiant fight against cancer. She was a fighter and will be greatly missed. All our best to you Kevin and your daughters in this time of great sorrow.
Pat aka "Doscher" and I were in the same advisory/home room at New Trier HS. We were good friends, and she was a good friend. We both ended up in Washington but by then were in different places so we didn't stay in touch. But good friends, even old ones, are to be cherished. My heart goes out to the family.