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Patricia Ann Keefe

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Patricia Ann KEEFE Sept 26, 1919 ~ Feb. 12, 2011 Patricia Ann Keefe passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her children on Feb. 12, 2011. Pat was born to Helen and Randolph Arnold on Sept 26, 1919 in Spokane WA. After graduating from Seattle's Franklin High in 1937, she worked as an elevator operator in downtown Seattle, as a dental assistant, and then as a decoder for the US Army. She wed the late Richard S Keefe Sr. on April 18, 1942. They were married 47 years. Together they had 11 children: Mary (Jim) Johnson, Patty (Jim) Moorehead, Betty (Bob) Shawgo, Richard, Jr. (Linda) Keefe, Frances (George) Brown, Peggy (Mark) Allen, Rita (Tom) Nolan, Eileen O'Keefe, Colleen (Bob) Carroll, Ann (Brian) Saunders, and Dennis (Keunho) Keefe. They were blessed with 17 grandchildren: Michelle Johnson, Cheryl and Joe Moorehead, Matt (Sandra), Ken (Michelle), Mark and Mariah McMullen, Martin (Kako) Probst, Rachel (Karl) Norambuena, Jessica (Sean) Kelly, Tracy (Ryan) Ofenloch, Lucy, Katie, and Beth Nolan, Scott (Katie) Keefe, Eileen Saunders, and Kaitlin Keefe. Mom was blessed again with 12 great grandchildren: Ashley Moorehead, Jaylena, Jake, Josh, Alicia, Megan, Shane, Annabelle, and Luke McMullen, Kamron and Mikaela Norambuena and Nicholas Ridley. Pat was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Parish and then for over 30 years in Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Seattle. She was active in the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Holy Family Guild. Above all, her greatest enjoyment and priority was her family. She was a woman of great faith and an exemplary example for her family until her last breath was drawn. She will be greatly missed. Recitation of the Rosary will be Saturday, Feb 19th, at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. BOTH at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 8900 35th Ave. N. E., Seattle, WA 98115. Reception to follow at the church hall. Please sign the on-line guest book at www.Legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 16, 2011
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