Patricia (Patty) McNamara passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at the age of 95. Patty was born in Roseville, Oregon, on April 19, 1923. She called Crescent City “home,” nearly all of her life.

Patty will always be remembered for many things, but especially her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. Patty enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, canning, travel and taking care of the family livestock. Frank and Patty explored Dungarvan, Ireland, his ancestral home; and for their 50th anniversary, enjoyed a cruise to Alaska.

Patricia leaves behind her adoring husband of 78 years, Frank Earl McNamara, as well as her two daughters, Michelle Wells (William) and Mary van Weemen van Noord (Ronald). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, RobRoy McGregor, Sean McGregor and Haley van Weemen van Noord.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents, William Jennings Newman, Sr. (Aug. 15, 1896 – Oct. 30, 1992) and Eunice Minnilla Newman ( Penny) (Feb. 26, 1898 – Feb. 13, 1985); and her brother, William Jennings Newman, Jr. (Oct. 1, 1921 – March 19, 2001).

Graveside services will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Del Norte County Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Patty’s family would like to suggest donations be made to the Humane Society of Del Norte, 821 Elk Valley Rd., P.O. Box 1526, Crescent City, CA 95531.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel 7101502aJ1208