Marc Patient
Marc Patient
Marc Patient
Marc Patient
Marc Patient
Marc Patient

Obituary of Marc E. Patient

OBITUARY:


Marc went home without hesitation on Thursday night, November 19, 2020.  In true Marc fashion he lingered a little longer for us all to have the opportunity to say our last “Good Nights” and give him those all-important big hugs on Saturday.  He fully passed from this life to eternity on Sunday morning, November 22, 2020

Marc was a faithful husband, loving father, adoring Grampa, and generous friend.

Marc lived for a good hug, knew every line in Christmas Family Vacation by heart, was a great cheerleader and our biggest fan. He was an expert French Toast maker, king of organization and garage racking.  The only thing he may have enjoyed more than a huge hug was a “heart-to-heart” conversation that could easily last for hours if you let him.  Yard work was a labor of love for Marc.

Nobody loved Costco like Marc.  When they first required masks, it didn’t faze him in the least.  He said he’d walk on his hands if they wanted him to.  Marc loved to give generously and was always great at giving you gifts you never knew you needed, but now can’t imagine how you ever lived without them.

While softball, golf and yard work were among his favorite pastimes, Marc’s all-time favorite pastime was loving and providing for his family and friends. Family and dear friendships meant everything to Marc.  As far as Marc was concerned, his grandsons, Blake and Jude, hung the moon.  In his eyes, those boys could do no wrong.

Decisions he made in his youth forever changed the trajectory of our family.  He leaves behind a legacy of love.  He left his world a little better than he found it.

We will greatly miss the tender and intense way that Marc loved us.  We are thankful that Marc was able to finish his race well.  

We are confident that as he arrived home, many family and friends were there to welcome him.  We are confident that as much as it is up to him, he is side by side with Jesus preparing our heavenly homes for our arrivals.  The yards are being mowed and edged, fresh towels are being placed on the bathroom counters, freshly laundered sheets are on the beds, and Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream is in the freezer.

We love you; we miss you; we will never forget you. 

Rest well and we will see you in the morning.

 

NOTE FROM SPOUSE | BEV

Marc and I met in biology class in my sophomore year at Puyallup High School and quickly became friends.  In December of my senior year we became sweethearts.   Marc was a charmer with an easy smile.  It was easy to be sweet on him. We have been together for 46 years and married for 44 of those years.

We have grown up together, become a family together, and shared a lifetime of laughter and tears memory moments together.

Our early married years were filled with church league softball, spending time with church friends who quickly became family and looking forward to starting a family of our own.

Marc’s great joy was becoming a father.  We felt immensely blessed to be raising our three sons.

While Marc was nervous through the baby years, he hit his stride with the toddler years and kept right on growing through the early elementary and awkward teenage years.  Youth sports and Bible Quiz quickly filled the calendars of those teen years making them a little less awkward as we enjoyed numerous Bible Quiz family events.

Marc settled comfortably into the grandparent years.  As much as Marc loved being a father, he adored being “Grampa” to Blake and Jude…they were his whole heart.

Marc was a hard worker.  He gave his all to everything he did and excelled at giving every task his “over-the-top” best.  His heart was always to be a generous giver of everything he had…his time, finances, energy and talents.  He was a tender and faithful husband, loving father, adoring Grampa, and generous friend.

Marc made strong choices to provide for and protect our family.  Those choices to break painful chains of his past have forever positively impacted his family legacy.

We are forever grateful for the beautiful legacy he now leaves us as husband, father, grampa and friend.  Marc has gone home before us and we have no doubt that we will see him again.

We look forward to the day when we will see him again and hear him greet us, with his ever cheerful, “Bevie’s home! Bevie’s home!”, “Glad you’re home, son!” and “How much does Grampa love you.... This-s-s-s Much!” as he stretched his arms wide to hug his much-loved grandsons.

Sweetie, you have finished well…now go rest at home and we will see you in the morning.

I love you

 

 

SURVIVORS:

SPOUSE: BEVERLY (COTTRELL) PATIENT

SONS:   STEVEN (CHRISTINA) PATIENT | DANNY PATIENT | BILLY PATIENT

GRANDSONS:  BLAKE PATIENT & JUDE PATIENT

SIBLINGS:  SHELBY PATIENT | LYNN (RANDY) HENDERSON | LEIGH (JOE) BENWAY | TONY PATIENT

AUNT:  JOYCE GAIDIES

COUSINS:  GAIL (ED) WOODSON | PAMELA TREI

NIECES AND NEPHEWS:   JOSH (PAM) MC KENNA, PETE (KELLY) MC KENNA, REBECCA (KEN) CUGINI, MICHELLE COTTRELL, ANNA (DJ) MC LEOD, CARA (ADAM) LETENDRE, NATALIE (CHRISTOPHER) TRENARY, JULIA COTTRELL

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH:

PARENTS:  TONY & THELMA (GAIDIES) PATIENT

GRANDPARENTS: EMIL & LUCILLE (HARP) GAIDIES

INLAWS:  JULIAN & JEAN (CONNELLY) COTTRELL

 

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