Patricia Jean Stary, 75, passed away Aug. 2, 2008, in Medford, Ore. She was born July 1, 1933, in Nampa, Idaho.
Mrs. Stary was a 66-year resident of Del Norte County. She previously had worked for the Del Norte Unified School District as a librarian at Joe Hamilton School. Patricia had been a member of the Lighthouse Quilt Guild and T.O.P.S. She was a founding majority member of the local Job's daughters.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert "Bob" Stary of Crescent City; children Janet and Roland Jones of Crescent City, Steve Stary and fiancee Patricia Woodring of Crescent City, Laura Hoy of Crescent City; sister Bonnie Brown of Burley, Idaho; grandchildren Charity Stary, Justin Pulley, Abigail Benton, Jeanette Pulley, Robert, Stella and Staci Hoy and Larry Madison; great-grandchildren Quentin and Kami Stary, Winola Manley, Shaylee and Mickie Benton, Akyah and Malahki Green and Gavin Hoy, and numerous other relatives.
She is also survived by their dog, "Little Girl," and 30 cows.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Winola Jean Stary.
The family requests contributions be made to the Lighthouse Quilt Guild Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2031, Crescent City, CA 95531.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.