Patricia Jane Patton was born on the 4th of July, 1936, in Hope, Idaho and was the second of four children to parents Carl and Elnora Rojan. She passed away on Christmas Day, 2020. Patricia was known as Pat or Patsy to friends and family and she led an active, adventurous, and generous life from the day she was born. She developed the art and joy of cooking from her mother and honed her skills working at Hurschell’s Lighthouse restaurant as a teenager. Growing up on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, she loved to swim and water ski and worked as a lifeguard in the summertime at Sandpoint City Beach. She was active in the Pi Beta Phi sorority and the “Hell Divers” precision swim team at the University of Idaho, where she graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1958. In 1959, she married Jim Patton and they later moved to Vallejo, California, where Jim worked at the Mare Island Naval Base as a civilian engineer. After the birth of their two children, Brian and Kathy, the family moved to Napa, California, where Patsy lived the remainder of her life, spending summers in Sandpoint, Idaho. Patsy was actively devoted her community and especially devoted to children. She worked as a kindergarten, first and second grade teacher at Phillips Elementary School in Napa for nearly 30 years. She served as a Girl Scout and a Cub Scout troop leader, taught Sunday School at the First Presbyterian Church […]