|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 2005|
Mathia "Pat" Ann Tuohey
Mathia "Pat" Ann Tuohey, 92, of Olympia, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Panorama City Convalescent Center. Mathia "Pat" Tuohey was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 22, 1912. She was one of eight children born to George Schmidt and Anna Motschall. Pat worked during the Great Depression at Crowley-Miller Department Store as a sales clerk in drapery and window shades.
Pat loved to dance, and would go to dances seven nights a week. "Tiger Rag" was her favorite dance song.
On June 13, 1934 she married the love of her life, Les Tuohey, and in 1943 their only child, Maureen, was born.
The family moved to southern California in 1947, where Les built their home in El Monte. Pat was by his side, assisting with the roofing, mixing cement, cutting mitre corners, painting, wallpapering, plus using her talents to bake, can, sew, knit, and crochet.
Pat was involved in church work, and held many offices in the Altar Society in the various towns in which they lived. From El Monte they moved to West Covina, then to northern California to reside in the Orangevale/Folsom area, to Rancho Cordova, and in 1967 to Washington, where they lived in Auburn, Puyallup, Rainier, and, finally, Olympia. For the past twelve years she lived with her daughter, Maureen, and her son-in-law, Joe.
Pat will be remembered as an independent, strong, and loving person who loved the Lord and her family greatly. She was a woman of many titles: Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Ga-Ga, and Sparky. Pat was the longest surviving member of the Schmidt family at almost 93 years old.
She is survived by her daughter, Maureen (Joseph) Carter; granddaughter, Arline (Robert) Scott; grandson, Jerry (Karen) Carter; and six great-grandchildren, Josh, Allen, Alex, Ryan, Taylor, and Sherlynn. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, William, George, and Leonard; and her sisters, Rose, Gertrude, Marie, and Leona. Her husband, Les, passed away on March 11, 1986 --they are together again!
Special thanks go to Toni for all the love she gave to Mom as her caregiver. God will surely reward her.
Heartfelt thanks from the family go to Dr. Bell, to the St. Peter's Hospital 11th Floor staff, and to all who saw to her comfort at the Panorama City Convalescent Center.
"Mom, I have truly lost my best friend -- but I'll be OK as you and Dad will always be with me. I Love You."-- Maureen
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lacy. Viewing will be held before the Mass at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass at 12:30 p.m. at Forest Memorial Gardens in Olympia.
Arrangements by Forest Funeral Home, Olympia.
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Leslie Frances Tuohey (1911 - 1986)*
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