Obituary of Patricia Tyndall
Patricia Louise Tyndall, 82, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 from complications related to dementia. She died peacefully at her adult family home in Puyallup, Washington. As many of you know, or have experienced, it has been a long goodbye over the past year due to Pat’s dementia.
Many knew and loved her as Pat, Patty, Floss, Mom, Grandma or Great Grandma. She leaves her husband George Tyndall, son George, daughters Diane, Jennie, Chantel, and her sister Gloria Ofria, along with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Born in Puyallup Washington (April 15, 1937) to Amy and Clifford Blanchfield, Pat was the youngest of 5 children including Verna, Clifford, Robert and Gloria. She was raised in Puyallup; was a member of the 1st Christian Church, a clarinet player in the high school band, and a graduate of Puyallup High School.
Her local roots expanded when she met and married a young Air Force GI, George… fondly nicknamed ‘Bruce’. Her nickname became ‘Floss’. In the years that followed, their family grew to 6 and their military adventure took them around the world, with cats and dogs in tow. Their military tours included; France, the Philippines (twice), California, Kansas and Puyallup. They returned to the Pacific Northwest and McChord Airforce Base where they retired in 1972 and made Graham their home. Post-retirement, Pat and George continued to be active with the military community and life through both church and AREWS (Airforce Retired Enlisted Wives Service).
Throughout the years, Pat enjoyed working in and outside of the home; helping kids with homework and being their biggest fan at many sporting events, working the snack bar at the Tacoma Golf and Country Club, and volunteering at the military Family Services organization. She was known for: her cooking (famous rice pudding), dancing with her husband, playing games with her family including Canasta, playing Pinochle and bowling with friends, and challenging anyone to a good game of Scrabble.
Patricia Louise Tyndall will be remembered and honored by her family and friends at a memorial service at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Covington, Washington. Due to the current pandemic safety precautions, the memorial to honor her life will be postponed until summer.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia Tyndall, please visit Tribute Store