Obituary of Patricia Kay Brasch
Patricia Kay Brasch passed August 9 2023 in Eugene, Oregon. She was 82. Patricia was born in Vancouver, Washington, where she attended Hudson's Bay High School and graduated on the Honor Roll. She was elected to the student council, was selected as the best musician in the school, won runner-up Miss Vancouver, played the oboe and clarinet in the All Northwest Orchestra, and performed in four Portland Rose Festival Parades.
From there she attended Clark College in Vancouver, where she graduated with honors in Secretarial Science and Office Management, which came in handy later on as she worked as the office manager and accountant in her husband's law office for 24 years.
She and her husband retired to a farm near Coburg, Oregon on July 1, 2000. She and her husband were married 61 years as of May 11, 2023 and raised two sons, Mike and Mark, who now reside in Wilsonville and Vancouver.
During those 61 years, she became adept at downhill snow skiing, fly fishing, and numerous handcrafts which she taught to others. These included candle making, macrame, calligraphy, card-making, cross-stitching and knitting. She was President of the Valley Calligraphy Guild for 7 years. She also enjoyed gardening on her farm. She and her husband visited 21 foreign countries, and made many annual trips to Hawaii, Sunriver, and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Until her mid-40's she was a road runner. She took second place in the 10k run in her age group in the Annual Prefontaine Run in Coos Bay at age 42.
She served as navigator on the many airplane trips she and her husband took in their various airplanes throughout the western United States and Western Canada. On one occasion, she personally got them "un-lost" in the middle of the Canadian Rockies.
A service will be held August 29 at 11:00 am in Eugene at Musgrove Family Mortuary, 225 S. Danebo Ave. A reception will follow at Graduate Eugene, 12th floor, at 66 E 6th Ave, with parking underneath.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia Brasch, please visit Tribute Store