Obituary: Potter, Patricia Mary Krupp
POTTER, Patricia Mary (Krupp) Patricia Potter passed away on May 7, 2013 in Olympia, Washington. Her greatest joy in life came from being a wife to her husband Bob, a mother to her children Bo and Pam, and a grandmother to Michael, Matt, Anna and Marie. The grandchildren referred to her as “Grandma Pat” and many others knew her as Patti. Pat was born on October 31, 1931 in Maple Grove /New Lothrop, Michigan. She was raised on a farm and was one of ten children. She attended St. Michael’s School. Pat worked for a short while in Saginaw and Flint Michigan before leaving with girlfriends to drive to Southern California. She met Bob while working at the Pacific Telephone Company in Los Angeles and they were married on February 14, 1953. Bob and Pat bought their first house in Redondo Beach, California. She was actively involved in her family’s school, community, church, and sporting activities there before embarking upon a series of moves to support her husband’s work with the Pacific Telephone Company and AT&T. Pat received a 2-year degree from Pasadena City College where she became a secretary to the president of the college. She made many friends along the way as their travels took them to San Francisco, New Jersey, La Canada California, and most recently Hayden Lake, Idaho where her husband Bob was President of Jobs Plus for approximately 15 years. She and Bob lived the past two years in Olympia, Washington to be close to their daughter and grandchildren. Patricia was welcomed to heaven by her mother and father Leo J. Krupp and Louise Bovine Krupp, sisters Gerry Gross, Helen Gross, Joyce Bitterman, brothers Jack Krupp, Bob Krupp, DeVere Krupp and very dear friends, Peter and Eleanor Van Eunen and Sandra Steiner. Left to celebrate her life are her husband, children and grandchildren, her sister Barbara Krupp Gizowski, and brothers Pete Krupp and Tom Krupp. There will be a memorial mass said for Patricia at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Monday, May 20 at 11:00 in the morning. 625 E. Haycraft Avenue, Coeur d’Alene. Donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul of Coeur d’Alene.