Patricia M Pettyjohn

Died: Fri., Jul. 28, 2017

Celebration of Life

5:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 05, 2017
Location: Olney Cemetery

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Music by The Piano Brothers

Memorial Service Luncheon

Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m.

Ione Community Church


Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.

Olney Cemetery, Pendleton Oregon


Patricia Mary Ellen Emert Pettyjohn 93, passed away July 28 in The Dalles Oregon.  Born November 28, 1923 in Plummer, Idaho, she was the youngest of the 13 children of William A. and Mary Catherine (Ogle) Emert. The family moved several times during her childhood and finally settled near Ione in 1930.  Known as Pat or Trishie to her many friends and relatives, she and her widowed mother moved to Hermiston where she attended school and worked for L.A. Moore at his Movie Theater and drug store.  After graduating Hermiston High School in 1942 she moved to Spokane, Washington to attend Kinman Business School earning a two year degree.   She married Lee H. Pettyjohn of Ione, May 6, 1945.  The newlyweds lived at Camp Pendleton California for several months, waiting for Lee’s discharge from the Marine Corps following his World War II deployment in the South Pacific. After his tenure with the Marines, they moved to the Circle W Ranch owned by Mark V. Weatherford, near the Olex community, south of Arlington, Oregon. They lived there until 1966 when they purchased the Van Hubbard place and moved to Eight Mile Canyon to live there through Lee’s life and until Pat sold her home in 2010 and moved to the Rock Creek home of daughter Patti, near Condon.  Pat established a reputation as an excellent cook and also a reputation as a dedicated community supporter, helping with school and community events.  Her baking and cooking skills led her to compete in county fairs and established her as a wonderful 4-H cooking club leader for many years in both the Olex and Ione communities. She had many interests and hobbies throughout her life but her love of flower gardening, collecting memorabilia for scrapbooks and wood working, stayed with her all her life. Friends and family members have all received gifts hand made by Pat in her wood working shop and she had just recently completed scrapbooks for each of the grand kids. Her big project that she had been working on for the past several years was compiling all of the letters, cards and memorabilia she had collected and saved from her family into a book telling the story of her life with them. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her siblings; brothers, Delbert, Arland, Clarence, Beecher, Dee, Phil, Alfred and infant Delmer Emert; and sisters, Blanche Ward, Beaulah Dunham and infant twins, Lillie and Lillard; her husband of 37 years Lee and their infant son, Jerry Wayne.  She is survived by daughter Nancy Lee Miller (Charles Monagle), grandchildren Kristin Miller, Justin Miller (Nikki), and Kara Gentry (Mike); daughter Patricia Sue Kayser, grandchildren Trevor McCoin (Trish), Katie Garthwaite (Mike), Kelli Reed (Richard); and daughter Marianne Sharp, grandchildren James Sharp, Melissa Sharp and Jared Sharp as well as 9 great grandchildren, Payton, Piper and Rhett Miller, Kadence and Madison Gentry, Gracie Garthwaite and Millee, Mackinzee and Monnee McCoin, and many nieces and nephews.  A luncheon for family and friends will be held at the Ione Community Church on Saturday August 5 at 11:30 A.M. followed with a graveside celebration of life at 5:00 P.M. at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Albertina Kerr, 424 NE 22nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232, or a charity of choice.



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Pamela Marston Wachter
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017
Nancy, Patti and Marianne;

Please know that my thoughts are with you at this time. It is so hard to lose a mother but thankfully you have many good memories.

I remember so many good time with all of you on your ranch. Your folks were so great and I loved spending time out there.

Take care, Pam

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