Obituary of Patricia Louise Lucas
Patricia was born the first of eight children to Louis & Catherine Day in Salem, OR on March 9, 1940. Growing up in Bonney Lake, WA, she was responsible with helping raise her siblings and household chores, all while achieving straight A’s in school. Her desire after graduating fourth highest from Sumner High School class of 1957, was to become an elementary school teacher. In 1999, she and her family were beyond proud that she finally graduated from Pacific Union College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Patricia married Robert Lucas in 1959 and had four wonderful sons. Christopher was born in October, 1960 with Brett to follow in January, 1962. Patrick came along in March of 1968 and Jonathan in May of 1970. She was a Cub Scout leader and raced stock cars at Spanaway Speedway in the 70’s. She worked as a legal secretary, bookkeeper, business owner and medical transcriptionist. She was a Municipal Court Judge and City Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Bonney Lake as well as a member of their planning commission.
She re-married and in 1978 moved to Clearlake, CA. She became owner/operator of the Lake Shore Motel, until moving to Brentwood, CA in 2014. She always showed an interest in the community where she lived, both Bonney Lake & Clearlake.
Pat was a lady defined by her faith and determination. She was a member of the Clearlake Church of the Nazarene and Clearlake First Baptist Church. She spear-headed obtaining needed medical supplies to missionaries in Africa. Pat gained much respect as a devoted Sunday school teacher and enjoyed the children she guided.
Without a doubt Pat was stubborn, strong willed and opinionated. She loved talking (& arguing) politics. She rooted her kids on with their activities and praised their accomplishments. She was a daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was proud of her family and was happy for their successes. Above all, she was a woman of faith. We know she's now in Heaven with all those she loved, smiling and pain-free. We'll miss you Mom. Rest in Peace.
She is predeceased by her Father, Louis Day and brothers Robert and Bradley Day. Left to grieve are her Mother, Catherine Day of Bonney Lake, sons Chris (Kathy) Lucas, Brett (Kay) Lucas of Puyallup, Patrick (Marci) Lucas of Tacoma and Jonathan (Sandra) Lucas of Brentwood, CA, brothers William (Kathy), James, Charles (Donna) and David (Cindy) Day and sister Carole Mannie. Grandson’s Ryan (Meagan), Neil (Amanda), Austin and Dylan Lucas, granddaughters Jasmine and Isabella Lucas, great-granddaughters, Emelia, Katelynn, Hadley & Ellie Lucas, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews.
Visitation scheduled for Thursday, February 25th, 3:00 - 6:00 pm at Hill Funeral Home, Puyallup, WA. Graveside services Sumner Cemetery, Sumner, WA at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26th. Due to Covid-19 attendance is limited. Social distancing and masks required.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia Lucas, please visit Tribute Store