Patricia "Pat" Taliaferro passed away March 25, 2023 of natural causes. She was born December 21, 1923 in Eugene, Oregon to Otto and Otelia Koppe. She was 99 at her passing.
She is survived by her daughter, Glenda Andersen of Eugene, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and many extended family members.
She is predeceased by her four sisters: Golda Ruth, Freida May Grumbling, Lois (Ruff) Kallas, and Agusta "Gussie" Dickerman; her two husbands: Glenn Sangl and Wayne Taliaferro; her partner of many years Hank Garrelts; and most recently her son, Terry Sangl.
A graduate from Eugene High, she moved to Seattle during WWII where she worked for Boeing as a "Rosie Riveter." Here, she met her first husband, Glenn, from Iowa. They married and became residents in Eugene, OR, where Glenn was employed by the railroad. They raised their children, Glenda and Terry, in the Bethel area. She married Wayne in 1980 and shortly after retired from the school district.
Patricia belonged to both Bethesda Lutheran Church and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She enjoyed square dancing, rockhounding, crafting, camping, gardening, and selling her flowers at the Saturday Market.
A family graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11AM in West Lawn Memorial Park. Musgrove Family Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Friends and family reception to follow at Summerfield Estates Clubhouse 1-3PM 1840 Summerfield Eugene, Oregon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eugene.