Patricia "Pat" Thomas(1925 - 2013)

Spokane, WA

Patricia "Pat" Thomas

Patricia "Pat" Thomas, 88, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Royal Park Care Center surrounded by her family. Pat was born March 12, 1925 in Coeur d' Alene, ID and grew up in Salinas, where she resided until returning to Spokane in 2004.

Pat was self-employed for more than three decades, as a manufacturer of piano and organ bench covers and assisted her husband with his aircraft painting business. Pat, her husband and oldest son also spent many years reconverting motor coaches and attended bus rallies in their own coach as members of the Family Motor Coach Association. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Sammi.

Pat is survived by her three children, Larry Thomas, Lorie (Ralph) Paquin, and Randy Thomas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Riplinger Funeral Home, 4305 N. Division, Spokane, WA.

Funeral service will be held Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., at Riplinger Funeral Home, 4305 N. Division, Spokane, WA. A private interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, WA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), P.O. Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285-4005.

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Funeral Home

Riplinger Funeral Home & Crematory - Spokane
4305 N. Division St.  Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 483-8558

Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 31, 2013