Patricia Ann (Thorkildson) Gemaehlich

Date of birth  - July 28, 1938

Date of death  - May 15, 2021

Patricia Ann Gemaehlich, 82, of La Grande, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at her residence. At her request, there will be no service.

Patricia, also known as, Pat, was born on July 28, 1938 in Silverton, Oregon to Conrad and Marie (Larsen) Thorkildson. She resided in Mollala, Marquam, Portland and La Grande, OR. She graduated from Mollala High School [1956] and then attended Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing. She married her one true love, Duane Gemaehlich on November 9, 1959.

Pat worked as a Registered Nurse for 15 years. She then was the bookkeeper for their home business, La Grande Drywall for 25 years and then retired from la Grande High School as the school secretary. She enjoyed snowmobiling, trips to their cabin at Wolf Creek, 4-wheeling, trips to the Oregon Coast and reading.

Pat is survived by her husband, Duane; children, Lori Grimes of Missoula, MT, Lisa Johnson of Vancouver, WA and Deb (Scottie) Butcher of La Grande, OR; sisters, Norma Halseth of Brush Prairie, WA, Ann Anderson of Henderson, Nevada and Barbara Marquam of Portland, OR; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Conrad and Marie, step-father, Ross Marquam; daughter, Karla Holdun and grandson, Nick Butcher.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Heart-n-Home Hospice, 2104 Cove Avenue #A, La Grande, OR 97850.