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Patricia C Yerg

September 1, 1920 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 103) 103 Years Old

Patricia Yerg Obituary

Patricia C Yerg, affectionately known as Pat to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2024, in her hometown of Seattle at the age of 103. Born September 1, 1920 to Mira and John Calhoun in the home she resided in her entire life. Pat lived a life marked by kindness, a gentle spirit, and selfless devotion to those around her.

 Pat grew up the youngest of 5 with 4 loving older brothers who always watched out for her and doted on her. She attended Youngstown School and West Seattle High School graduating in 1938. She loved tennis and played several other sports as well. After high school Pat worked at Fisher Flour Mill on the factory line and eventually worked for Sears & Roebuck on 1st Ave in the catalog department. She enjoyed working and making friends at work.

In January, 1942 Pat locked eyes with a handsome soldier across the dance floor at The Circle Tavern. His name was Corporal Harry Yerg. She told her girlfriends “He’s mine! Lay off!” He asked for her phone number but they didn’t have anything to write on and he swore he wouldn’t forget it, and he didn’t! After a 6 month courtship they got married before he shipped out. They were happily married 53 years until his passing. Together they raised 4 daughters and made a wonderful life filled with so many good memories of camping at Deception Pass, hiking, swimming, picnics on the Snoqualmie River and Alki. Mom loved to swim and piled all of us with our cousins and friends in the station wagon for day trips to Lake Washington every summer. She talked a lot about her younger years of swimming in the Duwamish River with her brothers.

Pat loved all animals. She adopted every dog, cat and bird we dragged home. Her love of gardening is apparent by just looking at her beautiful yard!

Once retirement started, Pat & Harry took many road trips in their pickup truck across the US. They visited family and old friends and went sightseeing all the way to New York where Harry was born. Pat dreamed of being a writer in her younger years but when they retired she instead became a voracious reader of all books. She had books on her nightstand she was reading days before her passing. She also kept up on current events and talked with her daughters often about what was going on in the world. She was amazing, kind and gentle, a wonderful mother and grandmother. For her daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren she would call on our birthdays and sing us Happy Birthday in her beautiful, soft voice. She continued this tradition until she passed away.

Pat will be missed by so many! She was ready to move on to the next stage and didn’t want to do anything to prolong her life. We respected that even though it’s tough not having our joyful Mom with us now.

Pat is survived by her daughters; Marlin (Gary), Patrice (Alan-deceased), Lisa (Bob), her grandchildren Dene, Jennifer, Shana, Kelly, Blake, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Pat in death is her husband Harry, daughter Debbie (Ken), granddaughters Mc Kenzie and Lindsey and brothers Dean, Jack, Joe and Byron.

Pat was very appreciative of her wonderful neighbors who were so kind and caring and helped her so much in her later years.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to one of Mom’s favorite charities;

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission,

Pasado’s Safe Haven

Humane Society @ Happypaws Farm 8304 Wayne Ave, Stanwood, WA 98292

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Arrangements entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home of West Seattle

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