Patricia Ann Domogalla
February 19, 1937 - April 11, 2016
Patricia Pat Ann Bourn Domogalla passed away on April 11, 2016.
Pat was born in her grandparents' farmhouse near Cedar Rapids, Nebraska on February 1 9, 1937. She moved with her parents to Iowa at age 5, where the family farmed together with her grandparents, Walter and Lena Williams. She attended country schools through the 8th grade and Tabor High School in Tabor, Iowa. She was involved in many 4-H activities, showing Brown Swiss cattle at county fairs, and District dairy shows. She was the Southwest Iowa District Dairy Princess in 1954. In high school, Pat was a member of the National Honor Society, Band and Choral groups including Girls' Sextet. Basketball was a favorite of hers. She was Homecoming Queen her senior year. Pat was Salutatorian of her senior class and graduated from high school in 1954.
After graduating from high school, Pat and her then husband moved to Sheridan, OR. Daughter Robin was born in 1957, sons Rick and Robert were adopted 10 years later. Rick preceded her in death at age 27.
Divorced in 1971, Pat moved to Keizer, OR and went to work for Salem Federal Savings and Loan where she met her future husband, Gordon Domogalla. In 1972 she married Gordon and gained three step-daughters Tracie, Robin and Barry. They were married for 43 years.
Pat worked at many jobs in her lifetime: newspaper office, sawmill office, Yamhill Co Extension Office, U.S. Bank, Union Title and at a frozen food plant as floor lady and quality control. She also worked part time at a friend's tavern to make enough money to play in the LPGA pro-am in Portland.
Pat enjoyed many different activities and hobbies over her lifetime. She enjoyed playing golf. A highlight of her golf life was getting to play with Julie Inkster. She volunteered for 25 years as a course rater for the Oregon Golf Association. As an avid OSU Beaver supporter there were many tailgates with friends and activities of the Beaver Club. Pat and her husband hosted many after game parties. GO BEAVERS! Pat and Gordon enjoyed many camping trips with the children and later trips in their motorhome.
Pat loved to sculpt with polymer clay and made many Father Christmas figures. She sculpted the head, hands, shoes and accessories. A friend got Pat interested in quilting. She made quilts for all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat studied art and quilting at various workshops and retreats. She volunteered at the Keizer Art Association as a gallery sitter. Later she was on the Board of Directors for 5 1/2 years. Pat taught some classes and took several KAA classes. New friends and artists that she met at the gallery were cherished.
Pat is survived by her husband Gordon; daughters Robin McClendon of McMinnville,
OR, Robin Miller Mike of Woodburn, OR, Barry Pyle Bob of Lake Oswego, OR, Tracie Domogalla of Henderson, NV; son Robert Wederquist of Portland, OR; eight grandchildren, Mykel Sabo Isaac of Bend, OR, Bryan Smith Ashley of Salem, OR, Kara McClendon Mike of Tillamook, OR, Kaitlyn McClendon of Zillah, WA, Jonathon Miller and Stephen Miller of Tigard, OR, David Pyle and Molly Pyle of Lake Oswego, OR; eight great-grandchildren Chris, David, Nolan and Maddie Sabo of Bend, OR, Tanner, Peyton, and Jaxon Smith of Salem, OR, Cannon McClendon of Tillamook, OR and beloved pet Spuree; brothers Larry Bourn Patty, Salem, OR, and Rob Bourn, Yakima, WA; sister Janice Pointer Billy of Hobbs, New Mexico and several nieces and nephews.
All in all, Pat had a happy, fulfilled life. The family would like to wish thanks to the many friends who supported her through her illness with cards and visits. All the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren pitched in to give loving help. Thank you all.
A memorial service will be held at Morningside United Methodist Church at 3674 12th Street SE in Salem, OR on Wednesday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be given to the Humane Society, the youth program at Morningside United Methodist Church or Willamette Valley Hospice. Arrangements are by Virgil T Golden Funeral Service.
The inside family joke was that Gordon said he would be the first to go so Pat would have to take care of things. Well, surprise, surprise!