Patsy “Pat” Ann Foley
August 8, 1942 - March 18, 2017
Patsy “Pat” Ann Foley, 74, passed away peacefully with her family at her side in the community that she loved, Grants Pass, Oregon. She was born August 8, 1942 in Indio, California.
A consummate wife and mother, she defined the family with her love, compassion, and conviction. She moved to the Grants Pass area over 25 years ago and built a home together with her husband, Norman. She quickly became part of the community through friends and service while working at the Rogue Valley Council of Governments. She worked passionately at the RVCOG until the week before her passing.
Pat loved traveling, whether in an RV or a cruise ship, to new destinations. As an avid gardener, she created beautiful landscapes that shared her love and creativity with all who visited her home. She loved entertaining her many friends, frequently hosting wine soirees and community events.
Prior to settling in the area, she raised two sons while traveling the world married to a career serviceman. Pat was the pillar of strength who kept the family growing together through many moves both domestically and overseas, and during several of her husband, Norm's deployments. She was adored by her granddaughter who, at 10 years old, was so amazed at her vigor. Even in her 70s, she commanded her own Kubota front-loading tractor and floated down the Applegate River on an inner-tube. Mom made the family what it is, and while her passing leaves it forever changed, her example will give us all strength to move forward with loving memories.
Survivors include her husband, Norm also of Grants Pass; sons, Scott and wife Susan of Ashburn, Virginia and Thomas of Huntington Beach, Calif. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, Emma. She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Stanley Seeley.