June 27, 1925 - August 14, 2012
In Loving Memory
Patricia Anne (Latourette) Lucas
June 27, 1925 – August 24, 2012
Long-time Bellevue resident, Patricia Anne (Latourette) Lucas, 87,
passed away on August 24, 2012, at the Washington Odd Fellows Home in
Walla Walla, Washington.
Born June 27, 1925, in Santa Rosa, California to Livingston Booth and
Ruth Louisa Latourette, Patty grew up in Seahurst, attended Highline
High School and graduated from Whitman College in 1947. Patty was a
member of Mortar Board, active in the Whitman community and later
served as President of the Whitman College Alumni Association Board of
Directors. While there, she met William Erich Lucas to whom she was
married on February 11, 1950, at St. Stevens Episcopal Church in
A loving mother and woman of intellect, beauty and encouragement,
Patty was an inspiration to her five daughters, and stated that her
“greatest accomplishments and most precious possessions were her five
daughters, who gave her fourteen grandchildren”.
Patty was a talented speaker and writer, author of a dozen books of
family and corporate histories, as well as innumerable articles for
the Seattle Times. Patty had a unique gift for genuinely getting to
know her subjects. Fearless of her approach, she was the first woman
to interview death row inmates at the state penitentiary. Her social
life for many years centered around Overlake Golf and Country Club.
Patty was loved by many, but most of all by her family who will
remember her as a woman who loved people from all walks of life.
Survivors include siblings Jean (Ron) Medina, Terry (Steve) Hopkins,
and Harold (Beverley) Latourette; daughters Kathleen (Duane)
Lucas-Roberts of Walla Walla, WA, Nancy Lucas Williams of Edmonds, WA,
Karen Lucas of Sitka, AK, Suzanne (Win) Watson of Madbury, NH, and
Elizabeth (Greg) Atkinson of Bainbridge Island, WA; fourteen
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years and sister, Mary
Nightingale. The family is deeply appreciative of the loving care
Patty received from the entire staff at the Washington Odd Fellows
Home in Walla Walla.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 11,
2012, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church (8398 NE 12^th Street) in Medina,
WA. Memorial contributions may be made to Ryther, benefitting
Seattle’s disadvantaged children, through Mountain View-Colonial
DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362 or visit:
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