Patricia Marie Youngberg|
January 31, 1939 - September 3, 2013
SALEM - Pat finished her journey in this world on September 3, 2013 when she died of complications from thoracic (heart and lung) surgery.
She was born January 31, 1939 in Tacoma, Washington to Earl "Bud" and Elma Carney. Her last name was changed to Kilander when her mother, Elma, married a second time to Roy Kilander. She grew up in the North Portland area and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1956, at age 17.
During the following summer she worked at Montgomery Ward in northwest Portland to save money to enter into a 3-year nursing program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland.
You couldn't be married and be in the nursing program in the 1950's. She met and fell in love with someone she wanted to share her life with, and married her husband Ray in 1958, halfway through her program. Their love for each other was an exciting journey for over 55 years.
Pat is survived by husband, Ray, sons Douglas (Melodie), Erik (Tim), Jon and daughter Marci Rae (Michael), and seven grandchildren: Jessica, Andrew (Kaylee), Jacob (Tashina), Steven, Brittany, Christoffer and Heather Youngberg. Son Max preceded her as an infant death in 1960. She is also survived by her sister Linda Marino, brother Art Kilander (Sue), and many nieces and nephews.
Pat, Ray and their family lived in Salt Lake City, Utah; Portland, Oregon; Valdez and Soldotna, Alaska; and Los Angeles, California before settling down in Salem, Oregon in 1972.
Pat was always a busy Lady. Not only was she a loving and supportive mate, but she was the typical soccer mom for her kids. Pat and Ray worked to make their family strong contributors to those around them.
As a younger person, her passion was playing racquetball and walking or jogging with friends.
Pat held many leadership positions as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Pat's character was demonstrated by the love and service she poured out to others. With her magnetism, she etched herself on many hearts and impacted many lives. She showed by example and was abundantly loved in return. She was like her own mother, who all adored. She was a great cook and made the best open-faced enchiladas you could want.
Her family wishes to thank Salem Hospital for its 5-star care, as well as the wonderful health care workers at Dallas Rehabilitation Center, and the Willamette Valley Hospice Tokarski Care Home in West Salem.
She will be missed but not forgotten. Her journey here was not long enough, but there is still more to come.
Visitation will be Saturday, 9:30 to 10:45 AM prior to services. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Salem Oregon Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day, 4550 Lone Oak Road SE, Salem, Oregon, where she was a member. Graveside interment will be at City View Cemetery in Salem.
Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Published in StatesmanJournal from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6, 2013