Patricia Ann Knowles Sadorus Marsh

Patti Marsh

Patti Marsh

Born to Dr. George and Louise (Hartt) Knowles, on May 3, 1934 in Seattle, WA, Patti peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sept. 3, 2016 after losing a 2 year battle with lung cancer.
Born the second of three children, Patti and her family grew up in the Mt. Baker district of Seattle, WA. She attended John Muir Grade School, Franklin High School, and graduated from Forest Ridge High School. After graduating from high school, Patti attended U of W where she was a member of the Iota Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta.
During her college days, she met and married Henry (Hank) Sadorus in 1955. Patti and Hank moved to Lake Oswego, OR where they raised their four children; Tamme, Chet Michael and Jeff. During her days in Lake Oswego, Patti stayed active in her children’s activities, worked at the Lake Oswego Medical Center and eventually became a manufactures representative for a number of major gift and paper good companies. In 1991, Patti and Hank divorced and Patti returned to her hometown of Seattle, WA. It is here where Patti met and married Louis (Jerry) Marsh. Patti and Jerry were active in community philanthropy, supporting the performing arts, enjoyed extensive European and US travel, supporting the Huskies, and being at their lakefront home in Kirkland, WA, Patti was a former Board member for the School of Music a the U of W.   After the death of her beloved Jerry, Patti moved to Bella Rosa located in the Conover Commons in Redmond, WA.
In her younger years, Patti enjoyed snow and water skiing. Through out her life, she was an avid gardener, enjoyed playing the piano, and entertaining family and friends.
Patti is preceded in death by her parents Dr. George and Louise Knowles, younger brother, Michael Knowles, childhood friend and sister-in-law, Sharon (Kerr) Knowles, Hank Sadorus and Jerry Marsh. Patti is survived by her older brother Tom Knowles of Seattle WA. Her children, Tamme (Rex) Head of Spokane WA. Chet Sadorus of Portland OR, Michael Sadorus of Lake Oswego, OR, Jeff (Lauri) Sadorus of Marysville, WA.  And Patti’s extended family Merrily (John) Berg of Edmonds WA. Diane Marsh of Redmond, WA. Maria (Rickey) Ristine of Camano Island, WA.  Grandchildren, Amy (Shawn) Sorey, Jack Head, John Paul Head, Kyle Sadorus, Megan Sadorus, Mary Sadorus, Jake Sadorus, Ryan Berg, Andrea (Jeff) Stone, Bryce (Lia) Dunlop, and Lacey Dunlop.
Patti is also survived by 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and their families all of whom she loved dearly.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for her on Friday, September 16th at 11:00 A, M. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 7045 120th Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA. A reception will immediately follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to hospice c/o Evergreen Healthcare Foundation 12040 NE 128th St. MS 5 Kirkland, WA. 98034.
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3 Responses to “Patricia Ann Knowles Sadorus Marsh”

  • Leesa and Peter Davidson says:

    Patti was like a mother to me – Peter and I loved her so much. My favorite Patti memory is one from at least 10 years ago – Patti lived next door to my mother in law and one day asked if I could help her with a dinner. I was excited – when I showed up she handed me an apron and a recipe for Paella and a small jar of expensive Saffron and said “this is what you will be making” – well I freaked out – having never made Paella before – it was an adventure and a fun experience and turned out yummy – even as I kept adding more ingredients and the pan kept boiling over – I will miss Patti forever – and love her forever. she is looking down from heaven and I know she is in a better place and pain free. Patti was a wonderful person – kind, caring, funny, generous. She will be forever missed and always loved in our hearts.

  • Maria Sturgeon says:

    I would like to send my condolences to the friends and family of Patti Sadorus Marsh. I me her after I had graduated from medical assisting school and went to work at the Lake Oswego Medical Center. She was such a lovely and sweet lady, and so very kind to me. I still remember her smile after 30+ years. God bless you, Patti

  • Margie Ostle says:

    To Patti’s dear family and friends,my condolences for losing lovely, spirited Patti.
    I knew Patti when I worked as a caregiver for Jerry the last two years of his life. She welcomed me into their home as if we were long-time friends. She had the gift of making one feel at-ease and cared for in her presence. We, Patti, I and his other caregivers, worked as “a team”, in Patti’s words, to keep Jerry at home as long as possible. Jerry could not have had a more loving wife. I am missing her, but I’m relieved to know she’s now at ease in her new Home.

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