Blue Slide Road was their first address before moving their house into town. Patricia was very talented and a member of band, orchestra and later on taught piano, accordion and violin.
We grew up listening to her tell stories about skating across the river, sledding down Jefferson St., riding with her best friend, Sissy (Nadean Markeson) bareback on their old horse, and of course walking to school in the snow!
After attending Thompson Falls High School, class of 1944 she continued her education at Washington State University where she met her husband, Alden Westerfield, (deceased). Later she gave music lessons for piano and accordion. Many recitals were performed at the old Field House by her students. They raised three children, Greg, Ingrid and Frank who were always close by and very dear to her to all her life. She later married Robert Lacock, (deceased) and moved to Seattle, Wash. where they operated Seattle Welding and Machine for many years.
Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York and the Grand Canyon were some of her most interesting travels and she enjoyed traveling very much. Her love of water gave them many years of enjoyment in the Puget Sound area on their boat. Hours were spent on cleaning oysters and crab, some of her favorite cuisine. Her other enjoyment was going to the theatre, concerts, watching vintage film movies and cooking her wonderful recipes that we still enjoy.
Compassion for her family, animals, humanity and her neighbors were always important to her and they will remember her beauty, her sense of humor and how much she devoted herself to anyone she met. She leaves children, Greg, Frank, Ingrid and granddaughter, Monique. Our loving mother is in the arms of our Lord. Burial Service will be at 1 p.m., Friday July 24 at City Cemetery. Mother would have liked anyone interested in animals to adopt or share what you can.