Patricia Manion Obituary

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In Memory of

Patricia Ellen Manion

March 17, 1924 - August 6, 2014
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A Catholic memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, in Zeller Chapel of the Roses, 2107 NE Broadway St. Portland, OR 97232, for Patricia Ellen Manion, who died August 6, 2014, at age 90. Patricia Ellen Manion, a resident of Portland, OR, was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to those dear. Patricia went home to God peacefully surrounded by her family and friends. Patricia Lavell was born March 17, 1924 in Lake Oswego, Oregon, daughter to Bob Lavell and Sylva Seaholm. She took after her dad when, from the age of five, she swung a golf club. In 1941, she...

A Catholic memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, in Zeller Chapel of the Roses, 2107 NE Broadway St. Portland, OR 97232, for Patricia Ellen Manion, who died August 6, 2014, at age 90.



Patricia Ellen Manion, a resident of Portland, OR, was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to those dear. Patricia went home to God peacefully surrounded by her family and friends.



Patricia Lavell was born March 17, 1924 in Lake Oswego, Oregon, daughter to Bob Lavell and Sylva Seaholm. She took after her dad when, from the age of five, she swung a golf club. In 1941, she competed, as the only known member to be on the boys golf team, in the Oregon junior state golf tournament. She attended Marshfield High School in Coos Bay and competed at the state level in golf. The local newspaper selected her as one of the most outstanding girls of 1942, saying she "has nice Irish blue eyes, lots of freckles, an infectious smile and the reddest hair imaginable." She went on to earn a college scholarship for, in part, her excellence in golf.



Patricia was always been driven to find ways to make a positive difference in the world and help others. Inspired by her love for God, she was, for a time, in the Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Names and was training to become a teacher in this religious order. Patricia always treasured this time of her life and inspired by this experience she graduated from Marylhurst College and went into the field of Social Work with promotions to management. She was a Legion of Mary member doing volunteer work when she met her future spouse, Mervyn Manion. In 1951, they married and raised a family of five beautiful children.



Patricia, continued in Social Work administration and, becoming a grandmother, started a second career in Real Estate. During her Real Estate career Pat especially focused on helping families in tough circumstances get into homes. She had a true devotion to doing her part to improve the world. Patricia was still putting people in homes when she retired to fight her cancer in 2003. She beat the cancer and spoke of her thankfulness to her family and friends for their love, care, and support. Through it all, Patricia held firm in her devotion to Mary the Blessed Mother.

Patricia was dearly loved and will be missed for her spark and incredible strength. Her will to live and grow through adversity was admirable and shone through to the very end.



Pat loved her family and enjoyed watching them grow in age and number. She is survived by her sister Mary and George Fulton, her daughter Anne Manion and Vic Schunk; her three sons Michael and Sandy Manion, Eric Nottingham, and John Manion and Chia An Wan; her niece Teresa Fulton, her grandchildren: Felix and Laurel Herrada, Joe and Amanda Spanish, Camille and Mahmud Sarder, Natasha and Jose Pineda, Rory Sholl and 11 great grandchildren: William and Natalie Herrada; Eva, Aden, and Adrien Sarder; Sofia and Cruz Pineda; Jocelyn, Zoey, Samantha, and Roy Spanish; her great nieces Ella and Emily Fulton. Her son James died in 1970. Her grandson Ryan died in 2001.



A mass will be held in memoriam of Patricia at Holy Rosary Church, 375 NE Clackamas St, Portland, OR 97232.



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