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Patricia Louise “Pat” Stullken

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Patricia Louise “Pat” Stullken

March 17, 1927 ~ April 21, 2014

Patricia Louise “Pat” Stullken, 87, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Pat was born on March 17, 1927, in St. Louis, MO. She was one of three daughters born to Benjamin and Marie Stullken. At the end of high school, Pat was an accomplished musician and began her life as one of the top female saxophonists in the height of the Big Band era. She played with several bands and eventually had her own “The Pat Sheridan Band.” She also played for the USO during WWII and the Korean War. Pat later took up residence in Southern California, where she began a career in the medical field until she retired. Pat eventually settled in Washington State in the Leavenworth and Cashmere area. Throughout her life, she continued to play her music, which was the love of her life.

She was preceded in death by her older sister, Donna Thompson. Pat is survived by her sister, Kay Zorn; nieces, Sandi Hampton and Pat Sanders; nephews, Doug Thompson and Ken Zorn; and brother-in-law, Frank Thompson.

Funeral Service was held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Jones & Jones~Betts Memorial Chapel in Wenatchee. Interment followed at Cashmere City Cemetery. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home.

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