She was married March 22, 1996 to Gerald Scheele at Patsy Clark’s Mansion, Spokane, WA, after meeting New Year’s Eve, 1993.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Agnes Kester.
Surviving loved ones are her husband Gerald “Jerry” Scheele, daughter Shari Thompson and Michael, Mick, and Max, son Jeffrey Tatt and Audrey, Ian and Kylie, sister Pamela Pschirrer and Gordon and Greg, stepson Mark Scheele and Jacquee, Rhiannon and Rowan, and sister-in-law Bea Scheele.
Patti was baptized February 7, 1943 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tacoma and confirmed at Beautiful Savior Lutheran, Spokane.
She attended grade schools in the Fort Worth, TX area until moving to Spokane where she attended Spokane Lutheran during her seventh and eigth grades.
High school years were at Lewis & Clark, Spokane where she enjoyed being involved with the social clubs and many dances at the Davenport Hotel wearing formals made by her mother.
She worked at the Grand Pharmacy several years while she attended high school and college (WSU and Whitworth).
After starting a family, she finished college at EWU with a BA in Education June 14, 1974.
Thirty years later, she retired from teaching second graders at Regal Elementary, Spokane.
She loved her classroom and the students, along with her fellow teachers and principals.
Bridge lessons became an important part of her life.
She met a whole new set of wonderful friends which she thoroughly enjoyed.
Vacations were spent with her husband and friends cruising a few times and flying to Hawaii, Florida and Puerto Vallarta, enjoying the sun, palm trees, food, drink, people and pools during the winter.
Patti loved to entertain and being the hostess.
Her motto is on the wall in the kitchen above the bar “Eat, Drink & Be Merry”.
Therefore, there will be a party honoring her at her home following the service.
The “Celebration of Life” service will be Saturday, December 27, 1:30 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hwy 195 south of Spokane in the Hangman Valley.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Cancer Care Northwest, Cyberknife or Providence Visiting Nurses Association.
Cremation service was provided by Spokane Cremation.
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