Colleen Love Pyatt-Picard, 82, died Sept. 14, 2018, at her home in Tonasket.
She was born to parents Charles H. Love and Martha Burge on Feb. 19, 1936, in Los Altos, Calif.
She married Paul Dean Pyatt in 1952 and the lived on a ranch in Aeneas Valley for 28 years where they raised cattle and hay. They raised 165 bucket calves in 1960. Paul died of heart trouble in 1975.
Colleen worked at the hospital laundry in St. Martin’s in Tonasket and later worked for Smith & Nelson warehouse.
She met and married Calvin Picard in 1978. They loved fishing and hunting together.
Calvin died of five cancers in 2007. Colleen took care of him at home and where he died.
Colleen lost both of her sons; Michael Dean Pyatt in 1983, and Kim L. Pyatt in 2015. Both her mother and her father passed away.
She leaves behind one sister, Darlene (Robert) Tracey; three nephews and one niece on the Tracey side of the family; two nieces and one nephew on the Pyatt side; step-sister Tina; two step-brothers Lucky and Jerry; step-daughter, Marlene Picard; three children; and her dear little dog Muffin.
Colleen loved to travel. She has been to see Alaska twice, Washington, D.C., Mount Rushmore with her sister, Reno Nev., and Yuma, Ariz., to her sister’s on Christmas.
She also visited the Oregon coast, the Redwood Forest, the tulip fields in Mt. Vernon with her friend Lois Molenda. She loved her yard and home that Calvin Picard left her.
“I had two wonderful, loving husbands, two wonderful sons, and lots of good friends. I had a wonderful and happy life.”
A graveside service was Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the Tonasket Cemetery with Pastor Claude Roberts officiating.
In lieu of flowers, she asked for donations to be made to the Cancer Society, Our House (Cancer Care of NCW, Inc.), or a charity of your choice.
Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory is in care of arrangements.