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John “Pat” Geoghegan Memorial
John “Pat” Geoghegan Memorial

John “Pat” Geoghegan

John “Pat” Geoghegan

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Pat Geoghegan, age 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Skagit Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 17, 1939 in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada the son of Martin and Myrtle (Betts) Geoghegan.

Pat grew up in British Columbia moving to Seattle at age 11. He graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1958 and later attended the University of Washington before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1961.

Pat was united in marriage to Francine Shank at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Seattle on July 29, 1960, celebrating 54 years together until her passing in 2014.

While residing in Seattle, Pat designed and installed swimming pools and later worked as a sales representative in the automotive and tire industry. In 1980, Pat moved to Mount Vernon and for the http://cialisfrance24.com past 4 years has resided in Sedro-Woolley.

His passion and love was his family and golf. For many years he ran the men’s business leagues at Avalon Golf Course and he was a member of the Snoqualmie Golf League for many years. He also was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.

Pat is survived by his daughter, Darcy Geoghegan of Sedro-Woolley; his son, Craig Geoghegan and his wife Jennifer of Mukilteo; 5 grandchildren, Amanda Bedker and her husband Josh, Alysia Griffin, Sarah Newman, Jessica Geoghegan, and Jessica Quick; 2 great-grandsons, Chancey Campos and Huntley Bedker; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Marlee Shank of Covington, WA, Darrel Shank of Glendale, AZ, and Dean and Shirley Shank of Pasco, WA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Francine and son Chad.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 1:00PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon with Pastor Kevin Schubkegel officiating. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Sedro-Woolley High School Golf Team. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Linda Britain

    Pat will be missed by so many people. He was friends with everyone around him. Always there for his family and his friends. A fun guy to visit with. Happy memories to all his family. God be with you all.

  • john follman

    RIP Pat!!!, you be missed by all the golfers in the avalon league, big smile every time you said'” hi pat” , most of all players had stories to tell pat about scoring,sandbaggers and pat would laugh and say I wll handle it, great humor, fun to play a round of golf,” oh let me buy you a beer” , i enjoyed all the conversations and the laughs pat you are the man at avalon cannot be replaced the owners should name the league after you. You made the golf league fun and you did all the work, thanks for friendship pat and now play with all the guys up there maybe see you on the first tee sometime

  • Lenny Thompson

    I will remember Pat as the poster child of what golf is about. I first met him in the late 1980’s. As a young up & comer in the golf world, Pat taught me many lessons. Most of all, Pat was the most honorable, friendly person on the course. It didn’t matter to him what his score was. Sure, he was competitive, but the game meant more to him than anything else. The game being – enjoying the competition as well as the social aspect. I’ve never seen Pat with a frown on his face. In fact, he may be the happiest man I’ve ever met, even with the tragedies he’s endured. So many golfers owe Pat a debt of gratitude for all the wonderful “games” he provided. Running the Business League at Avalon took up a lot of his time, and Franny coped with it, knowing it was Pat’s passion. I will miss Pat’s presence, but I will never forget his lessons, his smile and his love for the game. Such a wonderful soul. My heart goes out to his family.

  • Wendy Smith

    Uncle Pat you were the sweetest and kindest man ever! You always smiled no matter what! I will miss your smile and kind heart! You were the best! Say hi to Aunt Fracine and Chad!

  • Laurie Moen

    Pat was a kind,warm and loving man. Always had a smile and very welcoming to others.Growing up he was a fun parent to be around always laughing and joking.
    He will be missed but not forgotten. May you rest in peace Pat with our Lord and Savior. Love you, Laurie Moen

  • Annie Nersten

    Darcy and family we are so sorry for your loss. Love ya. The Nerstens

  • Retta Broadway

    R.I.P my friend. I didn’t l know you for a long time but loved you from the moment I met you. My dad left me a long time ago and I enjoyed thinking of you as my 2nd dad. I’m going to miss you! God Speed Pat! Say hi to my mom and dad in heaven! Xoxo Retta Broadway

  • Marcella Sheridan

    So sorry for your family’s loss. He was such a wonderful man.

  • Sharon Shank

    Pat was my brother-in-law for many years and he was the most fantastic uncle to my 3 daughters. He adored them all from the time they were each born. I can picture him taking Jodee with him on a call in her little yellow dress, holding her hand when she was just 2yo. My girls all adored their Uncle Pat and will miss him deeply. I never saw Pat have a gloomy day or with anything but smiles in 50 years. He will be missed.