Patricia Joanne James Gossett obituary

Patricia Joanne James Gossett, August 6, 1931 to August 27, 2012

Pattijo was born at Emanuel Hospital to Leonard and Mary Huffsmith. She attended Ockley Green Grade School, Jefferson High and Lewis and Clark College, receiving her nursing degree at Emanuel Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Lane; her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Karin James of Seattle; daughter, Leslie Younger; grandson, Jacob Younger; great-grandchildren, Trinity and Tristan Gossett; and her loving extended family. She was predeceased by her brother, Jim Huffsmith. Pattijo’s career at Emanuel Hospital spanned 32 years. She then taught for five years at the College of Legal Arts. She was a member of the Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, the Association of Volunteer Registered Nurses and was a regular attendee at the Good Friends Club luncheon. In retirement, she did what she’d always done – looked out for people, volunteering at Emanuel and Ronald McDonald House. She was a lover of life, keeper of the faith, follower of the rainbow, believer in good, guardian of those in need and a friend to all. Pattijo was one of a kind. A service will be held at Lewis and Clark College in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, please honor Pattijo with a contribution to Ronald McDonald House.

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