Patricia Ann McDougall (Cook) was born in Sacramento, Calif., and passed away on May 22, 2013. Patricia (Patti) grew up in Renton, Wash., where she attended Burnley School for Professional Art and Renton High School where she was student body president.
The only child of John and Hilda Cook, Patti studied physics at the University of Michigan and interior design at the University of Washington. Patti was the promoter of the NW Ski and Home Shows and assisted with design concepts for many businesses including Farrell’s, Red Robin, Stimson Manor House and the Street of Dreams luxury home tour. Throughout her career and adult life, her passions centered on design, art and gardening. Patti’s favorite places were in her garden with the plants, trees, flowers, birds and squirrels and combing the beaches of Hat Island.
Patti has been active in multiple charities and organizations where she served in leadership positions including: Hilltoppers Garden Club (president), Avant Designers Guild (president), Japanese Gardens in the Arboretum (docent), International Race Drivers Club (chief timer & scorer), Hat Island Yacht Club (commodore) and was named Horticulturist of the year for Washington state.Patti was active in the Renton Masonic Lodge in Rainbow Girls (worthy advisor, grand officer and mother advisor), and was a member of The Order of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile.
Patti was an amazing woman and was known for her leadership, art & design, sense of humor, and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband Bill McDougall and children Scott (Wendy), Tracy (Faye) and Eric; grandchildren (Kaley, Ashlee (Thomas) & Taylor) and a great-grand- daughter (Audree). Patti will be missed by all whose lives she touched and loved. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be sent to the Japanese Gardens at the Arboretum, Seattle, Wash.