Thanksgiving for the Life of
It was a
shock to find out about Pattie's death last week as a result of a fall
in her home. She had just celebrated her 80th birthday and was planning
to expand that celebration with other friends.
and her husband Mac, who died in 2004, were long time members of
Emmanuel and have served this community in so many different ways.
Pattie was always ready to share God's love with a listening heart, a
radiant smile and a big hug. She supported numerous causes--from a grief
group to a foster children's program--and frequently shared her support
with others through her signature hand-made cards.
Pattie had been reminiscing about Mac and missing him. I can't help but
think that she is dancing and rejoicing with Mac, now, and giving hugs
to all the Emmanuelites and friends who had gone on before her.
I will miss her wide open arms and wide open heart.
will be a memorial service for Pattie at Emmanuel on Saturday, July
16th, at 6pm, followed by a reception in Edward's Hall. Pattie's
daughter Pam is suggesting that in lieu of flowers a donation could be
sent to Linda Moore,112 West Wilken Way, Anaheim, CA 92802. Please
write in note section "Donation for Camp To Belong" which is a program
she was passionate about.
Please pass this information on to your Emmanuel friends who don't have e-mail.
May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen