Patricia P. “Pat” Templeton was born on November 15, 1927, in La Grande, Oregon, to parents Thomas and Treshia Emigh Conrad. She died on January 9, 2016, at her home in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 88 years.
Pat was raised and attended schools in La Grande, Oregon. After graduating high school she attended Eastern Oregon College for one year before moving to Pendleton, Oregon. She worked for Penny Wise Drug and then later at Pacific Northwest Bell. Pat was united in marriage to Ralph Templeton on October 7, 1949, in Pendleton, Oregon.
She worked at Pacific Northwest Bell for several years until her health would no longer allow. They moved to Hermiston, Oregon, in 1952 where she has lived since. They owned and operated the family farm raising animals as well as crops. In her later years she really enjoyed having lots of wildlife around her home, birds, deer, foxes and many others.
Pat was a member of PGG, Telephone Pioneers, life member of the Pendleton Round-Up, and the “Ladies Group.” She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, listening to the KOHU morning show daily, and cherished time spent with her family & friends. Pat had and showed “Unconditional Love” to everyone.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Templeton, Vancouver, Wash.; daughters Rhonda Templeton, Hermiston, Ore., Patricia Grandys, Hermiston, Ore., Marcene Newton, Pasco, Wash., and Vivian Beil, Pendleton, Ore.; sister Valgene Standley, La Grande, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Templeton; a granddaughter, Joanne Creamer; her parents; and a sister, Adarene Ogden.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 775 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston, OR 97838.
Private family entombment will be later at the Olney Mausoleum, Pendleton, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Pat’s memory to Multiple Sclerosis Research at mymsaa.org
Please sign the online guest book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.