BELLEVUE, Wash. — Patricia Gibson, born Patricia (Tish) Ann Hopkins, a resident of Bellevue, Wash., passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 3, 2013, of natural causes.
She was born on November 18, 1935, in Clinton, Kentucky.
Survived by her daughters, Susan Haydon of Minneapolis, Minn., and Peggy Hausmann of Bellevue, Wash.; and her much loved grandchildren: Bryce and Frances Hausmann of Bellevue, Wash.; and cousin, Charles Hanners of Flint, Mich.
Preceded in death by her parents, Cloys McGill and Mazie Mignon (Davis) Hopkins of La Center, Ky.; and brother, Gilbert Wayne Hopkins of Dayton, Ohio.
Having grown up in La Center, Ky., Patricia grew up influenced by her mother’s love of gardening, cooking and creative self-sufficiency. As a teenager, she was an award winning seamstress in Kentucky.
Patricia attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where she met her future husband and father of her children, H. Gibbs Haydon. They eventually settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, to start their family. Patricia was a loving and attentive mother and reveled in engaging in her children’s extracurricular activities and often participated as a Girl Scout Leader.
In her retirement, she moved to the Seattle area where she lived the most fulfilling phase of her life by being able to travel internationally with her daughters as well as to be engaged in the daily lives of her grandchildren. Her joy of care taking never wavered, as she loved the daily routine of dropping off, picking up from school and for many years, rarely missed a sporting event. She was Bryce and Frances’ number one cheerleader.
Memorial services were conducted in Bellevue.