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Patricia Ann Gore, 88, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020 in Spokane Valley, Washington, 

She was born on July 2, 1931 in Charles Town, WV to Charles Edwin Gore and Julia Ellen Mann Gore.

She grew up in Charles Town, and graduated Charles Town High School in 1945. Pat attended Madison College, now James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Following college she was employed with the General Electric Company in Washington, DC.

In February 1953, Pat married Lynn W. Childs of Van Nuys, CA. The couple lived in the Panama Canal Zone, where her husband was stationed. After his discharge they moved to Van Nuys, CA. In 1974 they moved to Anchorage, Alaska with their 2 children, Jeffery and Susan.

She was employed with the Marathon Oil Company until she retired to Spokane, WA in 1990.

Pat was an active member of the Spokane Valley United Methodist Church since 1995, and a member of PEO Chapter DR. In her retirement she greatly enjoyed the time with her family, golfing, biking, playing bridge and piano.

Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Charles E. Gore in 1967, her mother, Julia E. Gore  in 2000, her son, Jeffrey Lynn Childs in 2000, brothers, William I. Gore in 2008 and Charles A. Gore in 2019.

She is survived by her loving daughter Susan Patricia Childs Ferrozzo and husband Rocky Ferrozzo, Spokane, WA; four grandchildren, Dillon Ziemer, Renee Ziemer, Jordan Ziemer and  Kristina Childs; daughter-in-law, Carol Childs, two great grandsons, Grant and Benjamin Morrow and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is also survived by her sister, Susan Gore Back and husband Robert Back of Charles Town, WV.

A memorial service will be held June 25th at the Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, Spokane, WA.

Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Foundation, West Virginia Chapter, 484 Williamsport Pike #129, Martinsburg, WV 25404 or the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, PO Box 89, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by the Melvin Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

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