Patricia Louise Eggers, 77, of Seattle passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 peacefully at her home.
She was born December 26, 1934 in Spokane, WA the 5th of seven children of Albert and Emmaleta Kelly. She leaves us with her legacy of strength, love and devotion to family.
Patricia was a graduate of Marycliff High School in Spokane and the San Francisco School of Dental Nursing. In 1958 she was elected Miss Spokane and served as an elegant ambassador for the city. After her successful reign, she went on to be the Executive Secretary for the Spokane County Republican Headquarters and later Caucus Secretary for the Republican State Senate during the 1961 legislative session. It was during this session she met her future husband, then caucus attorney Arthur Eggers. Later she served as Chief Public Relations Officer for the 1962 Worlds Fair in Seattle where she handled all information requests and coordinated Seattle Worlds Fair participation in conventions and activities throughout the United States.
Art and Patsy married and moved to Walla Walla where Art was the Prosecuting Attorney for 25 years. They were a dynamic couple very active in the community and enjoyed the wonderful company of their many friends. Patsy served as President of The Junior Club and a member of the Four Seasons Club. Later she opened and operated the successful Fishmarket Restaurant, voted "Best of the Northwest" in 1984 by Northwest Best Places.
She and Art retired to Seattle where she took on another role as National Sales Director of Scanpan USA, traveling the country, once again meeting and making friends. After retiring from Scanpan she worked at the Seattle Convention Center were she made many wonderful friends. Her final years were spent in her much loved home on the water. She enjoyed exercising with her friends at the West Seattle Senior Center. Of her many accomplishments, she would always say her family was her greatest.
Patsy is survived by her sons, David (Staci) Eggers of Seattle, Matthew Eggers (Jennifer McVey) of Bremerton, and daughter Sarah (Troy) Stevens of Houston, TX; and grandchildren Tate, Grace and Evelyn; Stepdaughter Pat Brito (David) of Los Altos Hills, CA, step-grandchildren, Jennifer Brito and Chris (Stephanie) Brito; one sister, Betty Ann (Arthur) Sontgerath; three brothers, Jack (Dorothy) Kelly, Donald (Diane) Kelly, and Larry (Kathy) Kelly; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Art; parents Emmaleta and Albert Kelly; brothers Albert (Muryel) Kelly and Richard Kelly.
Memorial Services will be held June 5 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 3050 California Ave. SW 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the West Seattle Senior Center