Condolences for Patricia “Pat” Derah Gaddis

Deborah Lord posted on 1/23/22

May Pat enter the gates of Heaven with the bagpipes a playing the Scottish National Anthem “Scotland the Brave.”


Dale Ludolph posted on 1/19/22

Pat always had a smile on her face. She loved to educate and talk about her doll collection. God has created a special place for her.


Eric Enquist posted on 1/18/22

Pat Gaddis... she was an unforgettable lady and friend to many of her children's friends. Pat was like a second mom to many of us who were fortunate to have spent time in the Gaddis household. Godspeed Pat, you will long be remembered, and missed.


Bob williams posted on 1/18/22

Pat Gaddis was one of the few people i've met who was thoroughly interesting. My mind never wandered even after hours of listening to her memories. Maybe it was because she remained interested, without any rote, in what she was saying--it stayed live for her, not totally past. Faulkner said, "The past is not dead. It is not even past." She didn't take me back as much as bringing events forward so we shared a layered present. Pat Gaddis stayed a girl her whole life. Thanks be to Big Bob who provided the love and understading to support this and make the miracle of Pat Gaddis possible, REAL, enduring.


Craig Kelly posted on 1/18/22

Pat Gaddis was one of my favorite people. She was a lovely woman who always had time for everyone, and my life is better for knowing her. One of the world's brightest lights has gone dim. God bless and God speed, Patricia.


Gloria Carmody posted on 1/17/22

Pat was a member of Portland Collectors Club (originally Glass Club). She always had interesting things to share for every program at our meetings. She loved showing her collections at both of her homes. And we all learned from her knowledge. She was a treasure and will be missed.


Diona (Happold) Wagoner posted on 1/16/22

I remember Pat from the DBE. My mother, Florence Happold, and Rita Knight had lots of fun "trouble" together. Pat was loved by everyone! My condolences for your loss.❤❤


Nancy Grech posted on 1/16/22

I knew Pat from Russellville. My mother was there at the same time (she passed in Oct). And we got to watch Pat give a show and tell presentation of her hats, and some of her other favorite pieces of her collection. After that, I always greeted her and chatted. I thought her a wonderful, cheerful, kind woman! May God continue to Bless her! With my condolences - Nancy


Diane Rehwoldt posted on 1/14/22

I loved Patty's happy perspective of life. I'm blessed to have known her.


Diane Rehwoldt posted on 1/14/22

I loved Patty's happy perspective of life. I'm blessed to have known her.


Howard Hewett posted on 1/14/22

So sorry to hear of Pats passing. She was one of my mom and dads favorite people. Pats husband Robert was my fathers (Virgil) first cousin and Pat helped my mother Merrily with her estate sale and other antiquing things they did together. She was always a very upbeat person and we are very sorry for your families loss.


Marci Carvalho posted on 1/14/22

Patty could light up a room with just a smile. She was a beautiful person and will be missed greatly. Rest in peace and love.


Jerry Lord posted on 1/13/22

Kindness was her middle name.