Patricia Jane Norwood|
Patti Par Norwood died Oct. 4, 2012. Born Feb. 28, 1949 in Fort Riley, Kansas, to Lt. Patrick and Vicki Parlavecchia. She graduated from Shorecrest High in 1967, and later earned degrees in horticulture and broadcasting. In 1974, she joined 50,000 watt KGA in Spokane WA, as "Peppermint Patty" on the all-night trucker show, which broadcast to truckers from Mexico to Canada. In 1977 she joined KHQ TV& Radio as a weather reporter and DJ. In 1979 she joined 94.1 KMPS and remained at the station well into the 1990's. Most notably as a part of the "Phil, Don & Patti show" with Phil Harper and Don Riggs, and as a part of the Waking Crew with Ichabod Caine.
Patti also devoted her time to the ARC of King County, as a fierce advocate for the disabled. She was also an avid, lifelong gardener and lover of animals. Mother to Alexis Victoria and James Patrick. She is preceded in death by her father, Col. Patrick Par, and her brother Michael Lewis Par. She is survived by her mother Vicki Par, sisters Pamela Tomczak and Penny Barrows, and her children. Donations to the ARC of King County.
Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2012