Patricia J. Weight passed away on July 31. She was 80.
Pat shared most of her life with her loving husband Wally, but she also shared so much with so many others. As a foodservice manager with Edmonds School District, she shared food, laughter, and care with hundreds of students and staff who loved and respected her. As a transplanted North Dakotan, she shared news from the Northwest with her extended family through myriad letters and lengthy calls that showed her need to connect with others and demonstrate her love for them. As a host to friends, she greeted you at the door with an endless list of the contents of her cupboards and fridge, all available to you — and despite initial protestations that you were fine, you always partook, knowing that she was offering more than food: she was offering you her love. As a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she offered a lap to relax and feel safe in, a voice that boomed with wit, confidence, and interest, a mind that was razor-sharp and filled with stories and history, and a heart that brimmed with pride and unconditional love. All of these roles that Pat so masterfully played made her someone that all of us — her loving husband Wally, her innumerable friends, her devoted siblings, and her grateful children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren —will desperately miss and forever cherish.
A memorial gathering will be held at Floral Hills Cemetery (409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA) on Friday, August 7 at 1pm, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Pat’s name and memory.