Patricia Jeanne Clinton was born to John and Marjorie Hoffert on April 29, 1950, in Portland, Oregon. She was raised in Portland and graduated from Madison High School. She married Charles Clinton on November 14, 1970. They have two daughters, Elizabeth and Virginia.
Pat gave her life to Jesus at a young age and followed Him faithfully throughout her life. She was very active in the churches she attended—teaching Sunday school, helping with youth group, greeting, and more.
She worked at Crossroads Christian School from 1984-2004 as a monitor, music teacher, preschool teacher, and kindergarten teacher.
Pat was a skilled piano player and had a beautiful alto voice. She participated in many musicals as a teen in high school through adulthood. She also directed kids musicals for Crossroads Church.
Generosity was one of Pat’s gifts. She loved giving gifts to her family, friends, and anyone she met. She put together creative and lavish Christmas stockings and Easter baskets for her daughters and grandkids even after they became adults. She loved cooking for her friends and family, sending gift boxes to her grandkids, buying produce for her daughter and church staff, and would also bake treats for people at the shops or doctors offices she frequented. She would often have bars of chocolate ready to give out to the mail person or random people she met.
She loved people deeply, cared for them well and with all her heart. She was incredibly kind, friendly, and always had a smile and conversation for the people she met.
Pat loved to travel, taking trips with Crossroad’s middle school group to Washington DC and New York, visiting her friends on The Big Island in Hawaii, visiting her daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids in South Carolina, and driving to Sunriver or anywhere along the Oregon or Northern California coastline. Chuck and Pat were avid backpackers and would also go camping every summer for many years. She was very active, walking or hiking most every day. She enjoyed gardening, antiques, taking drives with family or friends to the beach, Hood River, or the mountains.
Pat died unexpectedly from a stroke on September 21, 2022. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and church community. Survivors include her husband Chuck; daughters and son-in-laws, Tim and Elizabeth Byrne and John and Virginia Keane; grandchildren, Christopher, Katherine, and Maximus Keane; sister Susan Palmer; nieces and nephews, Jennifer, (Curtis), Michael, Sheila (John), and Karla (Ray); and many “adopted” daughters and sisters.
An open house to honor Pat will be held at All City Church in Portland from 4:00–6:00 pm on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.