Northwest NEWS

December 2, 2002

Local News

Obituaries - Patsy June Settle

Patsy Settle was born in Plainview, Texas, and married Roy Herbert Telquist in 1946 after graduating from Bothell High School. The Bert Lindgrens Dance Hall was the scene for the beginning of this love story, which lasted 56 years. Roy asked Patsy for a dance; she said that she didn't know how to Polka; Roy said “I'll teach you.” After the wedding, Patsy and Roy lived in a small brown house on 181st in Kenmore and were surrounded by Roy's family of Telquists and Dygerts. A few years later, their son, Steven and their daughter, Becki were born. Patsy's enthusiasm always included her family in community activities. Organizing the Frontier Days parades and celebrations mader her name well known in Kenmore in the 1950's. Roy was kept busy building floats, while Steve and Becki adorned costumes to ride on the floats and Patsy was the Mistress of Ceremonies for the festivals. In addition to enjoying her role as a homemaker and mother, Patsy also served as a Welcome Wagon Hostess, worked as an Income Tax Consultant and Real Estate Agent and had memberships in the Bothell Alumni, Blue Willow Collectors Society, Sweet Adelines and various choir/quartet groups. Most recently, she served as a Historian and an encouragement for revitalization of the Kenmore Community Club. Entertainment has been an important part of Patsy's life - from the moment that she sang for the troops at USO shows to her final days of humming a happy tune while staying at the hospice center. The Mad Hatters, more commonly known as a husband and wife musical comedy duo, had Roy playing the Ukulele with Patsy singing and playing lead on the keyboard. In the past few years, they crooned old time favorites for talent shows, R.V. Parks, nursing homes, shopping malls and McDonald's restaurants. During her retirment years, Patsy traveled with Roy around the United States and they became “snowbirds” in Tuscon, Arizona. While residing in Arizona, she orchestrated talent shows for charity fundraising, organized groups for making stuffed animals as gifts for Toys for Tots and sewing 100 Quilts for Kids. Peacefully, Patsy spent her final days in the gentle care of Evergreen Hospice. On November 19, 2002, Patsy was laid to rest in Bothell Pioneer Cemetary next to her son, Steven, who preceded her in 1982. Roy is still living in Bothell and Becki and her husband, Dave live in Spokane. Clydene Druelinger, her sister is deceased, though her niece, Judy lives in Kenmore. Patsy's life story continues as her family and friends remember the beauty of her loving, caring spirit and humorous, enthusiastic approach to life that has been an integral part in all lives that she has touched.