Patricia Lee Shadel

Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hayden, Idaho, resident Patricia Lee Shadel, 87, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at home with her family by her side.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, the Coeur d'Alene Bible Church.

Mrs. Shadel was born Feb. 23, 1922, to Don and Amy Miller in Kootenai, Idaho. She was one of nine children. She grew up in Kootenai, graduating from Sandpoint High School. After graduation she attended nursing school until she met her first husband, Norris Schwin, and had a family of four girls. She moved to Alaska with Norris and girls in December 1964. The couple worked for Tesoro Petroleum on the Kenai Peninsula until the time of Norris' death in 1974. After he died, Patricia left Alaska to work for the Evangelical Mission Ministries in Pharr, Texas.

"She and her current husband Leigh Shadel had dated in high school in Sandpoint. Their friendship was renewed in July of 1977 when Patricia returned to Sandpoint for a family reunion. They married November 1977 in Pharr, Texas. This brought their family to six girls. Patricia and Leigh lived Colburn, Idaho until they moved to Hayden in 1993," her family said. "Patricia loved gardening, sewing, reading and fellowship with friends and neighbors. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved the Lord and spent her time telling others of His love and living for him. Her prayer was that each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren would come to know the Lord. She attended Coeur d'Alene Bible Church and was active in her church and community. She will be missed as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Mrs. Shadel is survived by her husband, Leigh; siblings, Ina Jacobson, Lyle Miller and Jerry Miller; daughters, Noralee (Schwin) Flaget and her husband, Alan, of Cashmere, Wash., Kathy (Schwin) Evans and her husband, Tim, of Sterling; Nancy (Schwin) Macvie and her husband, Fred, of Kenai, Marcia (Shadel) Zerbe and her husband, Dave, of Evansville, Wyo., Linda (Shadel) McLaughlin and her husband, Jim of Hayden, and Peggy (Schwin) Foster of Anchorage; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Coeur d'Alene Bible Church, Mission Ministries, at 5350 North 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 83815 or Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, Id. 83835.

Arrangements were made by Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene.

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