She was soon lured to the Pacific Northwest, along with her sister, by the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. Pat moved to Seattle shortly after her first visit, married, and settled into family life. Pat (Franke, while married) loved being a mother and homemaker and was known for her fudge and baked goods.
After her children were all in school, she became the local rural mail carrier in Kingston, where the family moved in 1970. Eventually, Pat took a job with the Seattle Police Department from which she retired.
In retirement, she enjoyed volunteering with her church and the local heritage society in Woodinville, as well as participating with Daughters of the American Revolution in Woodinville and Kitsap County, after her move back across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island.
Pat is survived by a daughter, two sons, and a grandson.