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Patricia Marie Gwinn

May 15, 1924 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Patricia Gwinn Obituary

On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, Patricia Marie Gwinn passed away at age 99. Pat was born on May 15, 1924 in Seattle, Washington to Charles & Marie Kriens. She grew up in the Wallingford area of Seattle. She was their only child, but had lots of cousins. She went to Lincoln High school and met Nobby Gwinn at church, who went to Roosevelt High School. After high school, Pat attended Whitworth College in Spokane and then returned to Seattle. 

Nobby was preparing for World War II, and received a medical discharge from the Army. He then returned to Seattle. Pat later married George Bennard “Nobby” Gwinn on October 20, 1945. They lived in Seattle where they raised their three children, Susan, Cindy and Jeff in the Sheridan Heights neighborhood. Nobby owned his own construction business and together they enjoyed church and volunteered on the Young Life Committee.  Pat was also involved in Bible Study Fellowship. In their later years, when not traveling to see kids and grandkids, they enjoyed time on their boat in the Puget Sound. They celebrated 61 years of marriage before Nobby died on March 20, 2007. Pat continued being involved with all of her kids and her extensive family of in-laws and cousins

After leaving her home in Broadmoor, she lived at Mirabella Retirement home in downtown Seattle. December 2022, Pat moved to Tacoma and lived at Merrill Gardens by Wright Park. Finally in need of more care, she moved in October 2023 to a wonderful Adult Family Home in Lakewood. 

 Her biggest joy was her family and belonging to Jesus Christ her Savior. 

Pat was predeceased by her husband Nobby, and their daughter Susan Crumb. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Clapper (John) and her son, Jeff Gwinn (Sharon), one brother-in-law Alex Antes, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Pat is survived by 13 grandchildren: From Susan (Steve) Sara Crumb, Michael Crumb; From Cindy (John)  Jonathan Clapper (Robyn), Jennifer Peithman (Brian), Caroline Clapper, Melissa Cahoon (Christopher), Jeffrey Clapper and Sarah Bye (Jordan); From Jeff (Sharon) Jessica Naples (Ben), Chelsea Conover (Jonathan), Stacy Gwinn, Cody Gwinn (Kirsten) and Jeremy Gwinn (Hannah).

She adored her 17 great grandchildren; Estella, Blaise & Amelie Clapper (Edmonds); Ingrid & Audrey Peithman (Seattle); Jack & Natalie Cahoon (Mercer Island); and Arthur Bye (Renton).

Jonah, Amelia, Wyatt and Calvin Naples (Colorado Springs); Kayleigh, Nathan & Daniel Conover (Colorado Springs); Grace & Brody Gwinn (Colby, Kansas).

Her last church was Evangelical Reformed Church in Tacoma, where a service will be held on Friday, January 19th at 1:30 p.m.. All are welcome!

7435 S. Madison

Tacoma, Washington 98409

Phone 253-536-5661

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