Former Sterling resident Patricia "Pat" Washburn passed away peacefully at her home in Richland, Wash., on Monday, March 7, 2011. She was 70 years old.
Mrs. Washburn was born May 16, 1940, to William and Viola (Curry) Reed, in Boston, Mass.
Her family wrote: "Patricia was the most loving, caring and forgiving person you could ever meet. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, playing bingo, watching old movies, playing with her beloved dog Belle and, most of all, spending her summers in Sterling, on her sister Alice's homestead. She loved nature and the beauty of Alaska.
"Patricia was full of spunk and loving smiles until the end. She will be remembered in all our hearts and missed dearly by all. We loved her so much and she will be with us forever in memory. God bless you, Mom!"
Mrs. Washburn is survived by her daughter, Donna and husband Scott McClain, of Alaska; daughter Deborah and husband Argyrios Danakos, of West Richland, Wash.; daughter Cathy Kelly, of Richland; son Robert Daly, of Pasco, Wash.; son Stephen Phillips and wife Bonnie, of Richland; sisters Alice Card, of Sterling; and Dorothy Clement, of Cleveland, Ohio; Geraldine Reed, of Connecticut; brother Warren Reed and wife Dottie, of Las Vegas, Nev.; her sisters-in-law Estelle Reed, of Virginia, and Shirley Reed, of Massachusetts; and 18 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be addressed to Alice Card, P.O. Box 747, Sterling, Alaska 99672.
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