February 23, 1935 – August 19, 2021
Patrick James Morrissey died Aug. 19, 2021, with Miriam, his wife of 60 years, at his side. He is survived by Miriam, their children, Stephen (Sheila), Michael (Kunthearath) and Megan (Bryan), and son-in-law, Dick Roberts; grandchildren, Matt (Kathleen), Jessica, Lena, Sonja, Liem, Davy, Cameron, Jalen, and Mya; great-grandchildren, Ellie, and Jack. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Molly, his parents, Stephen and Isabel, and his sister, Colleen. He is also survived by his brother, Bill and his sister, Maureen.
Pat was born in Seattle, Wash. in 1935 and graduated high school from Seattle Prep. After serving in the United States Airforce, where he was based in Germany, he graduated from Seattle University before attending Law School at the University of Washington and graduating in 1963.
It was at Seattle University where he met Miriam and they wed June 24, 1961, at St. Pious Catholic Church in Redwood City, Calif. After practicing law in Seattle, he and Miriam moved with their family to Okanogan in 1971, building their home on a farm up Salmon Creek. He continued to practice law in Okanogan and was a member of the Washington State Bar Association for over 50 years.
Pat had many interests throughout his life, none of which he took lightly. Be it fly fishing, hunting, salmon fishing, RC airplanes, black powder rendezvous, golf, or large format photography, he would become obsessed much to the pleasure of his kids who reaped the rewards with an entertaining childhood. Unlike golf, he became a skilled large portrait photographer - his photographs were shown locally, and all of his children have several “Pat Morrissey originals” hanging on their walls. He was also a gifted gardener, winning prizes for best Dahlia at the county fair and his vegetables were top grade A. Throughout it all, he loved to cook, particularly large holiday meats. PopPop was beloved by his 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and though he will be missed, all were enriched by his presence.
Due to COVID, the service will be scheduled in the future.