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Patricia "Pat" Colleen DeLapp

September 18, 1930 - January 17, 2019

Patricia Colleen DeLapp beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning January 17, 2019.

Pat was born on September 18,1930 in Salem, Oregon to Cleo & Leona Keppinger. Pat was the second oldest of six children, four brothers and one sister.

Pat married James Francis DeLapp on 08/30/1953. Four months into their marriage Jim was drafted into the U.S. Army. The couple moved to Texas and then to France where they became parents to twin girls LaRene and LaDene.

Pat and Jim were a team from the beginning of their marriage. Together they started a long running family business and served faithfully at their home churches in Salem and Tigard OR. Seattle, WA and Wheaton, IL.

Pat and Jim spent 7 years serving as guest hosts for the Harbor Villa Retreat Center & Twin Rocks Friends Camp & Conference Center. Gardening was also a favorite pass time for the couple.

Pat was the proud grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 14 (soon to be 15) great grandchildren. Pat’s face would light up when the kids would come for a visit, she loved being a grandma and was very proud of her family.

Pat is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jim DeLapp, twin daughters LaRene Farmer (deceased) and LaDene Carson, sons Lari DeLapp and Timm DeLapp and daughter Jana Cooper.

We miss you already, your life well lived is with us today and always.

A celebration of life will be held on February 2, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.


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My friendship with Pat began at Salem Academy in fall 1947,  We were roommates two years at George Fox (College) University.    Our husbands were roommates.  Then they both served in military overseas.  We've done many things together through the years.  I miss Pat's quiet solid influence, her generosoty and friendship.  Hers was a life well-lived.
God be near Jim and the family.

My love , thoughts and prayers are with you , in your time of great loss. 

My family and I wish to send our sincere thoughts and prayers to Pat's family.
We are blessed to be considered your friends and are deeply sorry for your loss.