Pat Mansfield, age 83 of Forks, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. She was born to Irene McClure and Guy Moatz on December 15, 1933, in Tacoma, Washington. Pat grew up in Tyee and attended school in Beaver before graduating from Quillayute Valley High School in 1952. After graduation, she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she was employed by Crescent Foods as a switchboard operator. Pat married Jim Mansfield on August 5, 1954. The couple lived in Olympia, Washington, while Jim served in the Army. They later moved to Forks, where they raised their two children on the family farm. Pat was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She was passionate about her family and loved spending time with all of them. She truly cared about people and loved visiting and telling stories. Pat was an activist for her community and proudly served on the Forks City Council for several years. She was a past member of the Clallam Transit Board of Directors, where she was an advocate for bus services and a transit center for the citizens of the West End. She worked for Community Action and for the Quileute Tribe, where she secured a grant for construction of a new Head Start facility in La Push. Pat enjoyed traveling, gardening, bowling, playing backgammon and cards. She looked forward to her Wednesday card club, where she loved visiting with the girls. Pat will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She touched many lives with her guidance, wisdom and compassionate disposition. Pat is survived by her son, Jim Mansfield of Forks; daughter Suzan Mansfield of Sequim; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends. There was a celebration of life at Forks Congregational Church on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
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