Patricia Lou Hamilton Lonergan, July 14, 1934 - August 8, 2023

Patricia Lou Lonergan née Hamilton, “Pat”, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 8, 2023, at the Solomia Home Care in Saint Helens, Oregon. Known for her warm heart, bold red hair, and feistiness, Pat spent a lifetime caring for her family and truly anyone that she crossed paths in her vocation as a dedicated RN.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband (Ed), parents (Joe and Mary Hamilton), and her brother (James). She is survived by her sister (Mary Jo Welch), four children (Brian, Diana, Mark, and Teresa); four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pat's early years were spent in Lansing, MI and later Lubbock, TX where she graduated with her bachelors in nursing. After graduation she traveled to San Francisco, CA where she met, fell in love, and married Ed (November 1959). Pat’s home and heart was truly the life she built in Bend, Oregon where she and her family resided for over half a century (1969-2020). Pat's dedication to being the best RN ever was only exceeded by her dedication to her Heavenly Father and family.

After four decades Pat retired as an RN from St Charles Medical Center in Bend and stayed in the business of caring for others by volunteering at VIM-Volunteers in Medicine, Saint Vincent de Paul, and, along with her husband, as the "Bread man's Wife" at their grass-roots food pantry known as Yeshua's Food Basket.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be kindly made to Solomia Home Care, LLC, 184 N 2nd St., Saint Helens, OR 97051, (503) 366-1233. Nina Eisenschmidt at
the Bend food pantry Grandma's House

The early years...

Pat's Graduation Pat at Lance Armstrong Dance School James, Pat, Dode (Mary Jo) Nurse Pat Pat in Nurses Training Pat dressed up Dressed up again road trip

Pat and Ed are wed November 8, 1959

Pat at her wedding Pat, Ed and Mary Hamilton

Married with children...

Pat and Ed Christmas 1963 Brians Baptism Pat And Babies Family in 1971 Pat wearing her fur coat Pat near the Beach Pat and her mom Christmas 1996 with Diana and Pat Pat and Mark Graduation Pat Pat and Ed at a dinner Pat and Ed's first visit with Keaton - 2007 Pat and Keaton in Colorado Pat and Ed at River Train Breadmans Wife 2014 Pat, Ed and Teresa Pat and Ed Ha, Ha! (keeping kosher) Pat's new birthday scarf Celebrating July birthdays - Pat, Mark and Keaton Goodbye...

Sympathy cards...