Patricia Lynn “Pat” Harem-Finlan, 53, a Mount Vernon area resident, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 3, 2010 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Pat was born on July 22, 1956 Lawrence, Massachusetts, the daughter of Richard & Muriel (Kutcher) Monk. Pat was raised and attended school in several states on the East coast until coming to and settling in the Skagit Valley in the late 1990’s.
She was a “free spirited” person who lived life to the fullest. Pat was happiest when she was traveling to warm places with the love of her life, her husband Ed. Shopping and having fun with friends were her two other favorite pastimes. With her great sense of humor, she made friends easily and many a merchant in the Skagit Valley will miss her smiling face. Her lavish gift giving touched the lives of friends and family far and wide. If you were in need she would provide. She loved spoiling her animals and took in her share of strays that always found a warm place in her heart.
Pat will be missed by her friend, companion and husband, Ed Finlan of Mount Vernon; her sister, Nan Monk of Day Creek; her “Mom” Janet Monk of Sedro-Woolley and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephew. Her legacy of ‘living life everyday and not worrying about the future’ will always inspire us. How grateful we all are to have known and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard & Muriel Monk and a brother, Rick Monk.
A Life Celebration will be held and announced at a later date. Memorials are suggested to any type of animal rescue organization. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.