American Patriotic 11

Robert Dale Patrick


Robert Dale Patrick, 75, died at his home, Saturday, February 26, 2022 after a very short illness.  Born in Seattle, raised in Eastern Washington, graduated in 1964 from  Lewis & Clark HS in Spokane.  Following graduation, he joined the US Marine Corps, serving four years.  He moved to Seattle where he met and married Joanne on July 10, 1970, and celebrated 51 ½ years of marriage.  He worked as a commercial appraiser for the King County Assessor’s office until retirement, then moving to Cle Elum where he had a fabulous view of the Stuart Mountains. He loved his many animals. He was very proud of his 2 sons, Alan and Dale and their families.  He was known as Bob, My Love, Babe, Dad, Pops Uncle Bob and Umpa. 

Bob was an excellent photographer. We found over 100,000 photos on his computer. He was a man of action serving his neighbors, his community and fellow veterans. He was an analyzer and problem solver and preferred to wear jeans and a plaid shirt. Bob lived with honor and commitment to remember those who served our country.  He served in the Missing in America project, Patriot Guard Riders, Bikers Against Child Abuse and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He partnered to give military honors and a proper burial to over 200 veterans that had been lost or forgotten

Survived by his wife Joanne; sons Alan and wife Anny; Dale and wife Lindsay; seven grandchildren - Lily, Riley, Liam, Audrey, Gavin, Ava and Josie; sister Shirley Phillips; three nieces and one nephew, their spouses, other family and numerous friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Florence Patrick, in-laws Harold and Cathleen Christiansen, sister-in-law Jan Davis and granddaughter Nora. In his last days, Bob Patrick put his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Two services will be held to honor Bob.  A graveside service with Marine military honors will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington. Dress according to weather.  A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Cle Elum Alliance Church, 327 Madison Ave in South Cle Elum.

Memorial contributions in Bob's honor are suggested to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or online at

Johnston & Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Cle Elum has been entrusted with caring for Bob and his family.  Online condolences may be left at

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Graveside Service
April 7, 2022

11:30 AM
Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 SE 240th St
Kent, WA 98042

Celebration of Life
April 9, 2022

1:00 PM
Cle Elum Alliance Church
327 Madison Street
South Cle Elum, WA 98943

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