[Vision2020] Pat

Tom Ivie the_ivies3 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 4 11:01:32 PDT 2008

Pat was a frequent contributor to the viz.

>From the Lewiston Tribune
Patricia (Pat) Kraut, 67, Moscow              
      Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Pat Kraut passed away Monday, June 2, 2008, in Moscow, after a quick battle with lupus. She was 67. 
She was born April 6, 1941, in Spokane, and given the name Patricia Marie Cahill. Her parents were Richard and Edith Cahill. When she was 3 years old, she climbed up on a stool to look out the window and see her daddy coming home from work. Unfortunately it happened to be over the gas stove and it caught her dress on fire. She was quickly burned over 50 percent of her body and subsequently spent most of her childhood and teen years in Shriner's hospital in Spokane, having surgery after surgery. However, she was never one to complain. 
She graduated from Rogers High School in Spokane in 1959 and spent time working different jobs in Spokane including, for a while, at the historic Davenport Hotel. In 1961, she married Daniel Kraut of Spokane and they were quickly off to Georgia, where Dan spent some time in the Army. While there she gave birth to their first child, Darren, and when their time in the military was done they came back to Spokane. Soon, Dan found work in Moscow doing sheet-metal construction and they moved. They then spent several years in Moscow, where they had their next three children, Larry, Richard and Karen. They then bought property on Moscow Mountain and built a house there, which meant they were now residents of Troy, where they spent the next several years. She began working for GTE where she was an old-fashioned telephone operator. They divorced there in 1978 and after a couple of years the property was sold and she moved the kids into the town of Troy, where the three boys graduated
 from high school. In 1983, GTE transferred her to the office in Coeur d'Alene, where she worked and lived until Karen graduated from high school. She then moved back to Moscow and spent some time working. She even went to Alaska one summer and worked in a fish cannery. She earned enough money to begin paying her own way to college at the University of Idaho and she ended up getting a degree in communications there. 
During her time in Moscow, she became a member of the Moscow Nazarene Church and spent the last several years there as the custodian. She loved spending time with her grandkids (and helping Rich and Amy out all the time with baby-sitting). Pat, or Gram Gram as her grandkids called her, loved her kids and grandkids and was devoted to the Lord and the church. She was a strong person and will be greatly missed by her friends and family. 
She leaves behind four children, Darren Kraut of Monroe, Wash., Larry and Priscilla Kraut of Cairo, Egypt, Rich and Amy Kraut of Walla Walla, and Chuck and Karen Brockway of Twin Falls; one brother, Michael and Joleen Cahill of Texas; two sisters, Becky Cahill of Portland, Ore., and Marylin Cahill of Spokane; and eight grandkids, as well as countless friends. She was and is greatly loved. She was preceded in death by both her parents. 
A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene. Inurnment will be at a later date in Spokane. 
The family suggests memorials to the Church of the Nazarene Missions Fund. 
Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.

Tom & Liz Ivie
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