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PATRICIA LOIS CRABB Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Patricia Lois (Laskowski) Crabb was born on July 30, 1921 in Topeka, KS and died on Nov 17, 2016 in Pasco, WA. She grew up in Topeka, Delta Colorado and Huron South Dakota before graduating from Huron High School in 1939. During high school, she and her sister, Jean Cora (Hales), won the South Dakota state piano duet contest. Four years later she graduated with a degree in nutrition from the University of South Dakota. In 1943 Pat left on the train with her sister, Jean, to work on the Manhattan Project at Hanford. Although they both planned to stay just for the summer, after the war they both met handsome young men, married, and lived in Pasco for the remainder of their lives. The love of Patricia's life was Terry Clinton Crabb. They married in 1953 and their marriage lasted 63 years until his death in March 2016. Terry was a talented musician and head of the music department at Columbia Basin College. Pat and Terry were truly soul mates. They were active in the Methodist Church and enjoyed world travel. Pat proudly recalled her 85th birthday cruising on the Yangtze River in China. She was always happy to tell a joke. Pat was active in Eastern Star where she served as secretary for 53 years. She eventually was awarded the title of Secretary Emeritus. Pat worked for 27 years at Hanford as an executive secretary in security without missing one day of work. In retirement, she volunteered at Lourdes Hospital for 20 more years. She is survived by her niece, Marilyn Hansen, and her nephew, Stanley Hales. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Terry, her parents, Bernard Richard Laskowski and Vera Lois (Getts), and her sister, Jean Hales. Pat requested no funeral services. Donations in her name may be made to the . The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-9532
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 27, 2016