Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Patricia Lynn “Pat” Harem-Finlan Memorial
Patricia Lynn “Pat” Harem-Finlan Memorial

Patricia Lynn “Pat” Harem-Finlan

Patricia Lynn “Pat” Harem-Finlan

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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.


  • Becky Barcus Simmons

    I went to school with Pat in Huntington, West Virginia. Always remember Pat as being that fun loving, animated girl who was always smiling, laughing and on the move. Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends.

  • bernice

    I have never met Pat but I know she must have been an amazing person. When ever you spoke of going to see her you always got that special look of fun and frolicking on your face. I know you treasured her and I know she must have treasured you as well. You were a great friend and sister and the love never ends,, it only transforms into more goodness. my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sharon Francis

    Pat and I were high school friends. Along with Debbie Williams we were the “three Amigos” and had great fun skipping school and hanging out at Gino’s. Although I have not seen Pat in many years I think of her fondly and often and hope that she is at peace.

  • Vicki Warwick

    We met as teenagers in WV and were instant friends. We lost touch over the years, due to the both of us moving around. Through the magic of the internet, I found Pat’s name on classmates 3 yrs. ago. I sent her an e-mail and she had wondered about me throughout the yrs., as I had her. We exchanged numbers, and at the 1st phone call, it was if we had talked yesterday. We called each regularly and became closer than when we were younger. We were planning to have a reunion with our other friend, Debbie, this summer. We were really looking forward to that. I will miss our talks. She was a kind, loyal and generous friend who loved live and was always in a cheerful mood. I am sorry you lost your sister Nan. There will always be a void in my life without Pat. But, I am so thankful we reconnected.

  • Lori and Walt Johnson

    Our hearts are out to the family and friends who loved Pat. She was a true friend and will be missed greatly.

  • Jeri Hubbard

    Nan, you know how sorry I am that you lost your sister and friend. I know that the memories you have of her tho will last you a life time of love. If there is any thing I can do for you please let me know. I love you and hold you and your family in prayer as you walk through this next phase in our journey..your sister lived, laughted, and loved and that is not a bad thing..