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Obituary for Patricia "Pat" L. Newman
Patricia “Pat” L. Newman July 2, 1934- October 28, 2016
An Iowa native and longtime resident of Oregon and California, Patricia L. “Pat” Newman, 82, passed away Oct. 28, 2016 while residing at Seaview Senior Living in Brookings, Ore.
Pat was born July 2, 1934 in Sioux City, Iowa.
She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. As her children grew older, Pat began working outside of the home in management for the House of Nine and Motherhood Maternity stores in San Jose, Calif. She also volunteered during elections for many years both at polling sites and canvassing door to door. She belonged to the Women’s Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as her husband, Odis, was a Korean War veteran. Pat also volunteered her time as a Girl Scout leader and with her children’s activities at the Salvation Army Church. Pat enjoyed her many fur babies during her life!! At almost 16 years of age, Buster is her last…
Pat also enjoyed camping with her family, moon gazing and was most noted for her green thumb. Her many plants, both indoors and out, were taken care of exceptionally well. More than a novice, she cared for a 30-year-old Hoya plant given to her dear old friend. Odis and Pat were also foster parents blessed with a special foster baby boy, Chris, who they adopted in 1968 when he was 3.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Newman Gibson and Richard Gibson of Calif., sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Nancy Newman of Calif., Larry and Darlene Newman of Brookings; grandchildren, Angela, Melanie, Jay, Stephanie, Jeff, Amy, Tim and Shawn; 21 great grandchildren all of whom adored their “Grandma Pat”; sisters, Jeanene Smith and her husband Paul of Ore., Machele Raz and her husband Michael of Nev., brother, Ralph Crawford, Jr. and his wife, Glenda of Wash. Pat was preceded in death by her loving husband, Odis A. Newman, youngest son, Christopher A. Newman, her parents and sisters Ruth Smith and Jackie Hilding.
There will be no public viewing, but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.