Patricia Pettelle passed away peacefully in her home at Mountain View in Winthrop on Nov. 29, 2014. She had just celebrated her 89th birthday with her
family and friends. Pat grew up in Cashmere, Washington, where she graduated from high school. She attended Los Angeles City College in Southern California and then finished her education at the University of Washington with a bachelor of arts degree in social welfare. She married Joseph Pettelle on Feb. 28, 1946. They were married for over 59 years.
Pat shared her passion for music as a piano teacher and accompanist and sang in community choirs. Pat and Joe were founding members of the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church and both were active in the local Democratic Party. She had an avid interest in antiques and owned a successful antique store in Edmonds. Pat and Joe traveled extensively around the world.
Pat was preceded in death by her daughter Cuma, her husband, Joseph, and her brother Lester. She is survived by two daughters, Monica (Tom) and Hollie (Mark); five grandchildren, Jessica (Todd), Travis (Beau), Cody, Kayla and Tolli (Joanna); and four great-grandchildren, Mars, Emma, Izzie and Tommy and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church at a later date. Donations may be made to the nonprofit organization, Jamie’s Place, P.O. Box 1260, Winthrop WA 98862, jamiesplacehomes.org. She will be greatly missed.