Patricia J. Raub, 77, passed away peacefully with her family at her side August 31, 2018. Patricia was born July 2, 1941 in Portland, Oregon to Alberta and Ronald Rau. The family moved to Seattle where Pat attended Ballard High School. She worked in restaurants as a cook in the city. She married Larry Sanford, he preceded her in death. Patricia moved to Darrington, WA where she was introduced to the Timber Industry. From there, Pat and her daughter moved to Aberdeen in 1972 where she had the notoriety of being the first female shingle packer on the harbor. She then married her shingle sawyer, Charles “Chuck” Raub. They moved to Humptulips and continued to work in the mills including Aloha, Copalis and Humptulips. Chuck also preceded Pat in death. She enjoyed the companionship of her woodcarving friends and loved to help her best friend Judy McVay in many of the chainsaw carving events as a helping hand. Pat would assist in burning, brushing, painting and was an all-around gopher for her friends. Pat had wonderlust, she loved finding new places to live that she could remodel and fix up. As her friend Tracy always said, “Pat was the original house flipper!” Pat also had a very green thumb, she had beautiful gardens and always enjoyed her time tending to them. Most recently, Pat lived in Westport where she worked the Westport Laundromat. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Frank) Blake of Tokeland, her granddaughters, Jordan (Ero) McNett of Grayland, Kendall Blake and Kristine Blake, both of Tokeland as well as great grandchildren, Deacon and Kenlea McNett and Lucas and Julian Kealoha. A Potluck Celebration of Life will be held in Pat’s memory, Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the North Cove Grange Hall. Her family invites all to come and share stories, your favorite dish and memories to remember her by. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond.
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