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Patricia Moran

d. August 22, 2008

passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a three year battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her husband Reeves, daughter Mary Katherine "Kitty" Moran and brother Gaylord Sterling Jr.Born in Tacoma, Washington to Gaylord and Gladys Sterling, she spent her formative years in Ellensburg and graduated from high school in 1943. She attended the University of Washington where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and met her husband-to-be Reeves. Reeves and Pat settled on Orcas Island where they raised their five children and owned the Pioneer Insurance Agency of Orcas. In 1980 they moved to Bainbridge Island and Pat was the office manager for Maurer-McGinnis Inc. She lived out the rest of her life on Bainbridge.She is survived by daughters Molly Wagner of Bainbridge, Patricia Moran-Hodge and husband Terry of Orcas Island, sons Sherman Moran of Poulsbo, Washington, Paul Moran and wife Jamie of Juneau, Alaska, brother John C Sterling and wife Joyce of Renton, Washington. Grandchildren include Madison, Winslow, Melissa, Mesa and Stella. Her Bainbridge years included volunteering at Children's Orthopedic Guild and Tuesday bridge at the Senior Center. A member of Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, she was an office volunteer and active many years with a monthly dinner group called the Mariners. She was the first woman to be invited to sing in the Bainbridge Men's Quartet and had a passion for music. An eternal optimist and woman of faith, Pat was still rooting for the Seattle Mariners on her last day, even though they were down 9-1 in the third inning. She will be remembered as "One Great Gal" and will be missed by all. Services will be held September 13, at Grace Episcopal Church on Day Road at 1:00pm. Donations may be made to Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Bainbridge Island Public Library, or the Orcas Island Public Library.

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