Patsy Lee Elegy

08/05/1955 — 09/21/2004

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in San Bernardino, California

Patsy Lee Elegy

Patsy Lee Elegy, 49, of West Richland, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.  She was born August 5, 1955, in San Bernardino, CA.

She grew up in San Bernardino and moved to the Tri-Cities 15 years ago.

Patsy was a homemaker, a member of the National Pygmy Goat Association and an active member of the Inland Empire Pygmy Goat Association.

She loved camping, fishing, swimming, and playing the guitar.  She studied photography and loved taking pictures of family, friends, pets and goats.

Her proudest moments were the birth of her two wonderful daughters.  She was very involved in their activities and was a 4H leader, a school volunteer, and a faithful classroom volunteer every year

Patsy will be greatly missed by her extended family and many friends.

She is survived by her husband, David Elegy; daughters, Paige and Amy Elegy; sister, Nancy McHenry; brother, Reid Slaughter; father, James Slaughter; and many loving friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Slaughter.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2004, at Einan’s Funeral Home.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Pat Elegy Memorial Fund at GESA Credit Union.

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  • Dear Paige and Amy- I was saddened to hear of your mother’s death. I am so sorry that you have lost your mother. You probably won’t remember me, your mother and I were friends almost 15 years ago in West Richland. Your mother so enjoyed being a mom, and during those years spent a great deal of time on your home and family life. One of my family’s favorite cookie recipes was given to us by your mother. She once gave a birthday party for the family dog, complete with cake. I remember your home as having lots of roses, gardens, toys and pets. Your mom said she wanted to give you a loving home to grow up in, and a fun childhood to remember. During the time I knew her, I think she accomplished that goal for her family. Your mother has always been a funny, warm, generous woman who loves you very much. I hope you will be able to take care of one another, and help each other through these hard days to honor her memory in your own lives. Please know that your mother’s life touched many people that may not be able to let you know how much she mattered to them. May God bless you and keep you though this difficult time. ~Karin Conner

    Karin Conner
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Pat will be missed by many, she brought so much joy and happiness to each and every person she came in contact with.

    Now she is in Gods hands and will always be a beautiful angel in heaven.

    We will miss you tons…. Love Leigh and Emily Merendino

    Leigh Merendino
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I will miss Patty forever .I talked to Patty almost everyday on line she was a very funny person and talked like a teenager at times. I would share something with her and she would say COOL and then when when she would sign off would say see ya DUDE.Patty will be missed buy all who knew her

    Dick Lynch
    November 4, 2014
    Colton, CA, US
  • May God bless all of the family

    Bill and Barbara Gaddie
    November 4, 2014
    Lynn, Haven, Florida, USA
  • Paige, Dave; I’m sorry to hear of your loss! I send my condolences.

    Joel Cline
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Dave and girls,

    Although I hadn’t had the pleasure of speaking or seeing Patsy in many years, I have several fond memories of her. One of my first was in middle school when Jan Barlow and I went to her house to make candles. Jan and I hadn’t the slightest idea what we were doing, but Patsy was in charge using her creative and artistic talents to help us complete our masterpieces. This is one of many. She will always be remembered by me as a kind, generous, thoughtful, giving person who was selfless and a good friend. I will miss her dearly, but nothing in comparison to the loss you must be feeling.

    My sincere condolences to each of you and my prayers that you receive the strength and determination you need each day as you face then without Patsy. To the girls, I have no doubt that your mom will be an angle on your shoulders and give you the guidance you need as continue through life.

    May God bless you and keep you safe.

    With love,

    Sue

    Sue Blaisdell McKee
    November 4, 2014
    Moreno, Valley, CA, US
  • We are so sorry.

    Our thoughts and prayers

    are with you.

    robert/doris lawson
    November 4, 2014
    houston, TX, US
  • I was so sory to hear of Patty’s passing. I haven’t seen her in a ong time but remember our camping trips with her family to the Eastern Sierras with fond memories.

    John Guidera
    November 4, 2014
    Concord, CA, US
  • She left us too soon. And although I had not seen her in many years, I feel the loss. All my best to the family,,,Mike…

    Mike Shannon
    November 4, 2014
    Sonora, CA, US
  • Patty was my older cousin and baby sitted me many times along with her sister Nancy. I remember when I was very small they introduced me to Monty Python on PBS and I have always loved that crazy show. Patty was a wonderful person and I will always remember her mainly as a teenage girl who took care of me many times and was always a kind and gentle family member who you could trust completely.

    I know that David, Amy and Paige will have nothing but beautiful memories of the life that they all shared together.

    Robert Earl Lynch
    November 4, 2014
    Arlington, TX, US
  • my condolences to all concerned. it is very sad, but patsy is with God, now. so we may rejoice in that!

    david m. gaddie
    November 4, 2014
    lexington, MA, US
  • I am very sorry for this loss, I will always remember Aunt Patty’s smile. I am praying for your family.

    Jeremy Slaughter
    November 4, 2014
    Woodland, Park, CO, US
  • To Dave, Paige and Amy. It’s so hard to put into words the impact of losing such a good old friend. You have lost a mother and a wife. I know you will all carry on and live life to it’s fullest as Patsy would want you to. Our family has you in our thoughts. Paige, our girls ask about you often. They remember good times together with you back when you guys were little.

    To Patsy: My dear friend. I cant believe you are gone. I keep thinking I am going to wake up and this didnt happen. The flood of memories that have come is almost overwhelming. I think you would be surprised by the impact on the enormous number of lives you had in your time here on Earth. I am blown away by how many people I have emailed with or spoken with on the phone about your passing. Almost all had not seen or talked to you in 10 to 25 years, yet all felt a strong bond and frienship with you.

    I first saw you when I was 12 years old and we became friends when we were 15. My memories of you run wide. Lots of music. Playing guitars together. Singing “Ripple”. James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James”. The trips to Carlsbad Beach. Our cabin in Crestline. The Friday nights at Homer’s. The great talks when times were hard for one of us. You always had a knack of lifting me up and finding the humor in any situation. I remember going with you to buy your first guitar. You and Dave provided me a place to stay and be with friends on several occasions when I was traveling in the Air Force. Wine tasting in the Tri-Cities. Our Big Chill weekend in Fircrest. I will miss you .

    On the afternoon after you passed away, I was napping in our living room with the windows open. A gust of wind entered our house and I felt you on the wind. You told me you were enjoying a great ride. I am happy for that.

    Your friend,

    Mark

    Mark Fife
    November 4, 2014
    Gig, Harbor, WA, US
  • Paige, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I wish I could be there for you!

    Friends always

    Tracie witherspoon
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • David, Paige, Amy and family:

    I am so very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Although I never knew Patsy well, I do remember her uniquely warm smile and friendly nature. She left us far too early, but I know she had a wonderful influence on those around her and she will not be forgotten. Sincerely, Lynn Wood

    Lynn Wood
    November 4, 2014
    Prescott, AZ, US
  • Dear Dave, Paige,Amy,and Family,

    I was so saddened when Mark called me and told me about Patsy. I know that words probably offer little in the way of comfort,but please know how much she was loved by all her friends. She gave parts of herself that we all still hold. I actually have gifts she made for me when we were in junior high and high school. During those years, she was an amazing friend to me. Her artistic talents, great smile, quick wit, and loyalty to friends are the things I rememember most about her.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    With heartfelt condolences,

    Lisa Hollock Bothereau

    Lisa Bothereau
    November 4, 2014
    aliso, viejo, CA, US
  • We are holding you all in our prayers. Love Don and Carroll

    Don and Carroll Gaddie
    November 4, 2014
    Panama, City, FL, US
  • Paige, if you need ever need anything, I’m here for you, and so are all of your friends. Best wishes to you and your whole family.

    David Billetdeaux
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Paige and Amy- I was saddened to hear of your mother’s death. I am so sorry that you have lost your mother. You probably won’t remember me, your mother and I were friends almost 15 years ago in West Richland. Your mother so enjoyed being a mom, and during those years spent a great deal of time on your home and family life. One of my family’s favorite cookie recipes was given to us by your mother. She once gave a birthday party for the family dog, complete with cake. I remember your home as having lots of roses, gardens, toys and pets. Your mom said she wanted to give you a loving home to grow up in, and a fun childhood to remember. During the time I knew her, I think she accomplished that goal for her family. Your mother has always been a funny, warm, generous woman who loves you very much. I hope you will be able to take care of one another, and help each other through these hard days to honor her memory in your own lives. Please know that your mother’s life touched many people that may not be able to let you know how much she mattered to them. May God bless you and keep you though this difficult time. ~Karin Conner

    Karin Conner
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Pat will be missed by many, she brought so much joy and happiness to each and every person she came in contact with.

    Now she is in Gods hands and will always be a beautiful angel in heaven.

    We will miss you tons…. Love Leigh and Emily Merendino

    Leigh Merendino
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I will miss Patty forever .I talked to Patty almost everyday on line she was a very funny person and talked like a teenager at times. I would share something with her and she would say COOL and then when when she would sign off would say see ya DUDE.Patty will be missed buy all who knew her

    Dick Lynch
    November 4, 2014
    Colton, CA, US
  • May God bless all of the family

    Bill and Barbara Gaddie
    November 4, 2014
    Lynn, Haven, Florida, USA
  • Paige, Dave; I’m sorry to hear of your loss! I send my condolences.

    Joel Cline
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Dave and girls,

    Although I hadn’t had the pleasure of speaking or seeing Patsy in many years, I have several fond memories of her. One of my first was in middle school when Jan Barlow and I went to her house to make candles. Jan and I hadn’t the slightest idea what we were doing, but Patsy was in charge using her creative and artistic talents to help us complete our masterpieces. This is one of many. She will always be remembered by me as a kind, generous, thoughtful, giving person who was selfless and a good friend. I will miss her dearly, but nothing in comparison to the loss you must be feeling.

    My sincere condolences to each of you and my prayers that you receive the strength and determination you need each day as you face then without Patsy. To the girls, I have no doubt that your mom will be an angle on your shoulders and give you the guidance you need as continue through life.

    May God bless you and keep you safe.

    With love,

    Sue

    Sue Blaisdell McKee
    November 4, 2014
    Moreno, Valley, CA, US
  • We are so sorry.

    Our thoughts and prayers

    are with you.

    robert/doris lawson
    November 4, 2014
    houston, TX, US
  • I was so sory to hear of Patty’s passing. I haven’t seen her in a ong time but remember our camping trips with her family to the Eastern Sierras with fond memories.

    John Guidera
    November 4, 2014
    Concord, CA, US
  • She left us too soon. And although I had not seen her in many years, I feel the loss. All my best to the family,,,Mike…

    Mike Shannon
    November 4, 2014
    Sonora, CA, US
  • Patty was my older cousin and baby sitted me many times along with her sister Nancy. I remember when I was very small they introduced me to Monty Python on PBS and I have always loved that crazy show. Patty was a wonderful person and I will always remember her mainly as a teenage girl who took care of me many times and was always a kind and gentle family member who you could trust completely.

    I know that David, Amy and Paige will have nothing but beautiful memories of the life that they all shared together.

    Robert Earl Lynch
    November 4, 2014
    Arlington, TX, US
  • my condolences to all concerned. it is very sad, but patsy is with God, now. so we may rejoice in that!

    david m. gaddie
    November 4, 2014
    lexington, MA, US
  • I am very sorry for this loss, I will always remember Aunt Patty’s smile. I am praying for your family.

    Jeremy Slaughter
    November 4, 2014
    Woodland, Park, CO, US
  • To Dave, Paige and Amy. It’s so hard to put into words the impact of losing such a good old friend. You have lost a mother and a wife. I know you will all carry on and live life to it’s fullest as Patsy would want you to. Our family has you in our thoughts. Paige, our girls ask about you often. They remember good times together with you back when you guys were little.

    To Patsy: My dear friend. I cant believe you are gone. I keep thinking I am going to wake up and this didnt happen. The flood of memories that have come is almost overwhelming. I think you would be surprised by the impact on the enormous number of lives you had in your time here on Earth. I am blown away by how many people I have emailed with or spoken with on the phone about your passing. Almost all had not seen or talked to you in 10 to 25 years, yet all felt a strong bond and frienship with you.

    I first saw you when I was 12 years old and we became friends when we were 15. My memories of you run wide. Lots of music. Playing guitars together. Singing “Ripple”. James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James”. The trips to Carlsbad Beach. Our cabin in Crestline. The Friday nights at Homer’s. The great talks when times were hard for one of us. You always had a knack of lifting me up and finding the humor in any situation. I remember going with you to buy your first guitar. You and Dave provided me a place to stay and be with friends on several occasions when I was traveling in the Air Force. Wine tasting in the Tri-Cities. Our Big Chill weekend in Fircrest. I will miss you .

    On the afternoon after you passed away, I was napping in our living room with the windows open. A gust of wind entered our house and I felt you on the wind. You told me you were enjoying a great ride. I am happy for that.

    Your friend,

    Mark

    Mark Fife
    November 4, 2014
    Gig, Harbor, WA, US
  • Paige, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I wish I could be there for you!

    Friends always

    Tracie witherspoon
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • David, Paige, Amy and family:

    I am so very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Although I never knew Patsy well, I do remember her uniquely warm smile and friendly nature. She left us far too early, but I know she had a wonderful influence on those around her and she will not be forgotten. Sincerely, Lynn Wood

    Lynn Wood
    November 4, 2014
    Prescott, AZ, US
  • Dear Dave, Paige,Amy,and Family,

    I was so saddened when Mark called me and told me about Patsy. I know that words probably offer little in the way of comfort,but please know how much she was loved by all her friends. She gave parts of herself that we all still hold. I actually have gifts she made for me when we were in junior high and high school. During those years, she was an amazing friend to me. Her artistic talents, great smile, quick wit, and loyalty to friends are the things I rememember most about her.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    With heartfelt condolences,

    Lisa Hollock Bothereau

    Lisa Bothereau
    November 4, 2014
    aliso, viejo, CA, US
  • We are holding you all in our prayers. Love Don and Carroll

    Don and Carroll Gaddie
    November 4, 2014
    Panama, City, FL, US
  • Paige, if you need ever need anything, I’m here for you, and so are all of your friends. Best wishes to you and your whole family.

    David Billetdeaux
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I will miss you my precious cousin. See you in Heaven!!

    Love always Laura Ray

    LAURA RAY
    November 4, 2014
    ontario, CA, US
  • David, Paige, & Amy,

    May your beautiful memories sustain you.

    Our prayers are with you all.

    The Barnell family

    Ann Barnell
    November 4, 2014
    Modoc, IN, US
  • We love you David, Paige, Amy.

    I will never forget Patty. I remember her first week of being here and giving her her baths. I remember her wit and her love of life, the outdoors and her animals and all her family. Kit says she will remember their walks and the picking of wild flowers. All the Aldridges’s loved their many visits and fun times together.

    Sue Aldridge
    November 4, 2014
    Westport, Ky, 40077, US
  • Patty’s fun loving spirit will be missed by all she touched. I am so sorry.

    Carol Povondra Tulk
    November 4, 2014
    AppleValley, CA, US
  • Pat and I exchanged notes and occassionally got to speak to each other – but it was always clear that she loved her family dearly. She was great with animals and shared her kindness there also. I will miss her and I am very sorry for your family’s loss. Sandy English

    Sandra English
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Pat and I became acquainted several years ago when Amy and my granddaughter Emily were in Pre School together. We formed a friendship then because of the girl’s which continued until her passing.

    Pat was a dear, sweet person, and she leaves fond memories to all who knew her.

    Dave, Paige & Amy—-Please remember that we are here for you whenever you need anything at all.

    Sincerely,

    Rochelle & Jerry Wallis

    Rochelle Wallis
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

    Tom Currie
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US