Obituaries for June 25, 2012

By Baker City Herald June 25, 2012 09:00 am

‘Pat’ Patterson

Oak Harbor, Wash., 1924-2012

William Carl “Pat” Patterson, 88, of Oak Harbor, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died June 20, 2012, at his home surrounded by family.

His memorial service will be at Oak Harbor Church of the Nazarene with Dr. Benjamin Norris officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Naval Air Station Whidbey Honor Guard. Inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Mr. Patterson was born on March 2, 1924, at Union to Samuel and Sarah Droke Patterson. Pat was raised at Baker City. 

He entered the U.S. Navy on Feb. 14, 1942, and served his country for 23 years. In 1950, Pat married Lola Brannock, who died in April 2003. 

They couple moved to various duty stations, and came to NAS Whidbey Island in 1958. Pat owned and operated Pat’s Mobil Service Station at Oak Harbor, Wash., until 1970. Next he sold New York Life Insurance, and then was employed at the Texaco Refinery at Anacortes, Wash., for 19 years. 

Pat married Katherine “Kay” Herring on May 21, 2005. He was a member of the Oak Harbor Church of the Nazarene, and helped build a new church at its current location. 

He had been a member of the Good Sam Club, enjoyed tinkering with mechanical things and loved to get in the great outdoors and go fishing from time to time, family members said.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine “Kay” at home in Oak Harbor, Wash.; four children, Bob Patterson (Rosemarie) of Torrance, Calif., Terry Patterson (Colleen) of Seneca, S.C., Sandy Moody (Alex) of Anacortes, Wash., and Odette Patterson of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gerri Carpenter (Jim Stevenson) and Janie Carpenter (Carl), both of Baker City, and Iris Stuber of Roseburg; two stepsons, Duane Banks (Margaret) of Hillsboro and Arnold Morin of Payette, Idho; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola; son, William Jr.; brother, Samuel; and sisters, Pearl and Anna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, 12351 W. 96th St., Suite #100, Lenexa, KS 66220. 

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.