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Patricia Bahde of Sequim and formerly of Fremont, Nebraska, passed on to our Lord on April 4 at the age of 92.
Pat had struggled with Alzheimer's disease for several years. She had moved to Sequim in 1999 from Fremont.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Port Angeles and the Women's American Legion of Sequim.
Pat is survived by her daughter, Patricia Myers; son-in-law Lyle Dennis of Port Angeles; granddaughter Sherrie Hevey of Finksburg, Maryland; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
She is also survived by her cousins, Betty Hawkins of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Betty's children; and Bill (Elaine) Baldwin and their children of Elkhart, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert John Gannon of California; her parents, John and Jessie Gannon; and her grandson, Garland (Eddie) Shamer III.
She graduated from Fremont High School in 1940 and in 1943 married Ralph Conrad, who was killed by a sniper in Germany after World War II.
In 1951, she then married Robert Bahde of Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska, who also preceded her in death.
Pat had many friends and was well liked at her apartment complex in Sequim.
She was a fun piano player with her own style from the 1940s. She spent many hours at her piano or organ.
Pat worked for the telephone company and later for Dr. Harold Hirsh until she retired in Fremont.
Pat lived her life as she wished, sometimes being quite snippy and sometimes seeming a bit like a flower child. She was always ready to go out to dinner or just for a drive.
She loved shopping until her last few years, when arthritis held her down.
Pat was always very stylish and in her younger days was quite beautiful, even briefly dating actor Robert Taylor.
She was a high-strung lady who always wanted to be on the go, and her one desire was to be a home decorator. When she became elderly, she watched HGTV by the hour.
At Pat's request, no service or memorial is to be held.
In lieu of flowers or condolences, please donate to http://alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp or donate by mail to the
, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Apr. 9, 2014