Patricia “Pat” Fisk passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2017 in Enumclaw, WA at the age of 87.
Pat is survived by her children, Andy Fisk and his wife Bobbi of Port Angeles, Betsy Fisk Williams and her husband David of Enumclaw. Three grandchildren; Cassie Fisk, DJ Williams (Theresa) and Angelica Williams (Bryson) and great-granddaughter Aubrie Ann Lovell. She is preceded in death by parents Vern and Harry Kobes of Zillah, brothers Gene Kobes of Packwood and Wilbur Kobes of Enumclaw and sister Mabel Kobes Haines of Bellevue.
Pat was born March 17, 1930 in Benton City, WA to Lois Vern Williams Kobes and Harry W Kobes. She attended school in Benton City and Zillah and graduated from Zillah High School. She went on to earn a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a 2nd grade teacher. She met and married Del Fisk, of Kennewick, while they were both attending WSU in 1953. She was a very proud “Cougar.” After moving to Enumclaw, Pat began teaching for the Enumclaw School District as a 2nd grade teacher. She retired after 20 years of teaching in the district.
Pat was an accomplished gardener; she enjoyed many hours working in her garden and was very active in the Enumclaw Garden Club. She was a devoted and thoughtful PEO Sister (Chapter JB) and missed attending their monthly meetings. She was also passionate about the arts, and strongly felt that the arts should be available to everyone, from toddlers to seniors. For her the arts took on many different forms, theater, music, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more. She was a member of Enumclaw Arts Alive, and served on the City of Enumclaw Arts Commission for over 20 years. She co-founded the “Juried Art Show” (King County Fair) and the “Artist in our Schools”.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00p.m. at Wabash Presbyterian Church 18325 SE 384th S, Auburn, WA 98092, a reception will follow in Garrett Hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat’s life. If you would like to make a lasting donation in Pat’s name, we would ask that it be to the Enumclaw Garden Club – Enhancement Project Committee, P. O. Box 714, Enumclaw, WA 98022.
Condolences can be sent to “Pat’s Family” 1414 Gar eld St, Enumclaw, WA 98022
Our family wishes to thank – Dr. Jeffrey Rose, his nurse Jennifer, Dr. Jude Verzosa, and Luzmarina VanderHoof, and Denice, Amie and Leyla from Franciscan Hospice. Our mothers’ passing was one of dignity and grace and we are grateful for the care and compassion shown to us by each of you.