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January 30, 1940
January 11, 2011
Patricia VanAusdle of Port Angeles passed away quietly at the age of 70 on January 11, 2011, after a short battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She knew the Lord and was welcomed into His loving arms this day, surrounded by her family.
Pat was born in Oklahoma on January 30, 1940, to Mary Tieskie and Ralph Petty.
The family consisted of four children: Margie, Bud, Pat and Billy Ray.
She attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse in Stilwell, Oklahoma, until she was seven when the family then moved to Port Angeles.
She was married in 1962 to John Kemp.
Pat worked at the well-known A&W from 1966 to1980, where she eventually became assistant manager. She then took a break from working outside the home to spend time with her four children: Terry, David, Diana and Cindy.
Then, in 1982, she went to work for Olympic Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping department. She moved into the supervisor's position for her last six years before retiring from the hospital in 2007.
Pat reconnected with the love of her life, Robert VanAusdle, in 1990, and shortly thereafter, in 1992, they were married and resided Port Angeles until his untimely passing in 1999.
Pat's greatest joys were being with her family and working outside in her flower beds and orchard.
She is survived by her four children, Terry Lokites, and her husband, Ron; David VanAusdle, and his wife, Tina; Diana Catania, and her husband, Mike; and Cindy Jensen; grandchildren Travis Lokites, Kristy Vega and her husband, Tony, Chelsey Martin and her husband, Jacob, Kendra Kemp, Kristyn Pendergrass, Emily VanAusdle; Rand Pierce Jr., Jeff Pierce and his wife, Sarah, Ross Jensen, David Jensen and Jolynn Jensen; and great-grandchildren, Rene Lokites, Alex Vega, Brody Pierce, Brooke Pierce, Avery Martin, Hannah Martin and Jathan Hebert.
She will be reunited in heaven with her husband, Bob, and her grandson, Matthew Pierce, who went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2009.
A private family ceremony was held at Pat's request.
She will be greatly missed by her family and loved ones.