Patricia Louise Karrasch
Oct 19, 1924 – Feb 17, 2017
Patricia Louise Karrasch, age 92, passed away on February 17th, 2017. Patricia was born October 19th, 1924 in Seattle Washington to Harry and Florence Karrasch-Kermode. Patricia had a strong sense of community, stewardship, and honor, enlisting into the Marines during World War II.
After the war, Patricia continued to serve her community as a Softball Coach for the Rainer Women’s softball league and assisted in the creation of the Special Olympics. Patricia loved children and wanted every child to feel special no matter what their physical and or mental limitations. Patricia’s drive and dedication to the Special Olympics has helped make it what it is today.
Patricia worked many years as a manager for Parks and Recreation for King County. She loved the outdoors, gardening, especially her rhododendrons. She was a Seattle Seahawks and a University of Washington Huskie fan. She also was the President of the Women’s Marine Association for several years. Patricia loved to travel, going with her friend Linda, on many vacations especially Yellowstone.
Patricia was a kind, loving, giving soul who made everyone’s life a little better for meeting her and she will be forever missed.
Patricia is survived by her friend, Linda Vink. Step Sister Sylvia, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on March 31st, 2017 at 2:00 PM with full Marine honors.
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