age 76, of Stayton, loving wife, mother, sister and nana,
passed away peacefully at Santiam Hospital on April 12, 2019
after a short battle with RSV pneumonia.
She was born in the small town of Princeton, IL on
December 20, 1942 to Franklin & Helen (Gellerman) Trimmer.
She met her husband, Peter, at Happy’s Super Service Gas
station at the age of 13, but they wouldn’t see each other
again for two years until Peter was home from the Navy. They
were married in Spring Valley, IL on May 21, 1960.
enjoyed motherhood and she and Peter and their four children
lived in Geneseo, IL. Their family moved to Stayton, OR in
June of 1973. She loved to cook and many times her family
enjoyed her made-to-order meals. She loved to sing in private
and even sang a few times as a Lounge Singer at the River View
Inn in Mehama. She was passionate about helping others and
worked at the Canyon Crisis Center in Mill City.
Her life was a living example of the love of God, whom
she remained continuously faithful. Patricia always saw the
best in people and would make sure they also believed in
love, devotion, and passion were for her children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She spent many years
helping care for her grandchildren, watching them grow. She
loved to teach them to cook and would share her secret
recipes. Sometimes she spent all day with her grandchildren
making homemade pasta and chicken noodle soup, and on special
occasions making sugar cookies and decorating them.
She and Peter went on many motorhome trips to the coast
and Central Oregon.
is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Peter; her
sister, Judy Thompson of Spring Valley, IL; her brother,
Ronald Trimmer of Illinois; her son, Larry Rochetto of
Stayton, OR; her daughter Laura (& Brunk) Conley of
Stayton/LaPine, OR; her son, Roger Rochetto of Houston, TX;
her son Richard (& Tamra) Rochetto of Salem, OR and 10
grandchildren; Christianna Henkel, Brunk V. Conley, Nicholas
(& Tasha) Conley, Jacob Conley, Zachary Conley, Alexandria
Rochetto, Lucas Conley, Logan Rochetto, Ashley Rochetto,
Katrina Rochetto, and four great-grandchildren; Ella Kate,
Riley C., Riley M., and Skyler.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister,
Rose Marie McCreary.
will be a family Celebration of Life on Easter Sunday. In lieu
of flowers please consider a donation to the Canyon Crisis
& Resource Center in Mill City, OR @ email@example.com.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.