On behalf of my brother Jeff and I, it is with great sadness to share that our beautiful, feisty, loving Mother, Patricia "Patty" Ann Martinson, joined the ranks of our heavenly protectors late on the evening of February 27th. We will miss her tremendously but rejoice in the fact that she is no longer in pain. Mom was so kind to everyone she met and would do anything for anyone in a time of need. She loved with her whole heart and had a knack of befriending complete strangers in grocery store aisles and making everyone she met feel special.
Patricia was born in Salem, Wisconsin in 1943 to Carl and Ida Loomis. She is survived by her sons Dan White (Linda) of Marysville, WA. and Jeff White of Tacoma, WA., Sister Betty Porter of Oakdale, CA., Brother Jack Loomis of Tacoma, WA. and numerous nieces and nephews, grand children and great grandchildren.
We are so grateful for the amazing support of the medical staff at St. Joseph Medical center in Tacoma. The extraordinary care and compassion they showed our Mom is so appreciated.
She will be laid to rest beside her late husband Roger at Oakwood Hill Cemetery in Tacoma WA.
True to Mom's wishes, there will not be a public, formal funeral service. Sadness was definitely not her style. Instead, in her honor and memory, buy a stranger's meal, offer a random person a smile and a compliment, or enjoy a session of Bingo.