Patricia Fisher Goff

October 22, 2008

By Contributor

Patricia Fisher Goff

Patricia Fisher Goff, of Poulsbo and formerly of Issaquah, died Oct. 10, 2008. She was 77.

Patricia Fisher Goff

Patricia Fisher Goff

A memorial service was held Oct. 18 at the Poulsbo Mortuary Stone Chapel.

Pat, a Choctaw American Indian, was born March 8, 1931, in Ponca City, Okla.  

She married the love of her life, George B. Goff Jr., in 1947.

Pat and George started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Washington, D.C., for a few years before moving to various places while George worked for The Boeing Co., including Issaquah; Huntsville, Ala.; New Orleans; and Merritt Island, Fla. They returned to Issaquah in 1989 to retire. Pat worked as a nurse in all of these cities.

Pat was an outstanding cook who loved to garden. In their retirement years, Pat and George loved to take their boat, the N-SANA-T, up to Echo Bay, Canada, and Alaska.

Her family will remember Pat for her sense of humor, which was contagious. Kindness and humbleness defined her character.

Pat is survived by her husband of 61 years; daughter Susan Dunne, of Slidell, La.; son David Goff, of Vancouver, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family recommends making memorial donations to the American Heart Association care of

Funeral services were provided by the Poulsbo Mortuary Stone Chapel.

Lorna M. Schaefer

Lorna M. Schaefer, formerly of Issaquah, died in Issaquah on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. She was 50.

A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at Maple Valley Hobart Cemetery.

Lorna was born Dec. 19, 1957, in Brewster, Wash., to Allen and Marjorie Peterson. She was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School. On Nov. 6, 1976, she married Ryan D. Schaefer in Renton. 

Lorna worked as a certified nursing assistant at Providence Marianwood from 1986 until 1998, when she then went to work at the Sammamish Highlands Veterinary Hospital as front-end manager.

Survivors include her husband Ryan, of Kent; two sons, Jesse (Sarah) Schaefer, of Kent and Jason (Christina), Schaefer, of Covington; her father Allen (Bev) Peterson, of Salem, Ore.; two brothers, Jim (Chris) Peterson and Gerry (Cindy) Peterson, all of Salem, Ore.; two sisters, Charleen (John) Aron, of Randle, Wash., and Wendy (Dave) Schultz, of Bonney Lake; and seven grandchildren.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Barbara (Lynn Doonan) Smith

Barbara (Lynn Doonan) Smith, formerly of Issaquah, died Oct. 7, 2008, in Aston, Pa. She was 62.

She was born in Issaquah, the granddaughter of Helen Keegan and the daughter of Harry and Mary Doonan. 

She married her husband Lonnie at age 16, moved to California and eventually found herself right back in her hometown to raise her children and be close to her family. After her children were grown, she and Lonnie moved to the Philadelphia area.

She is survived by her loving husband Lonnie; daughters Shannon Hale (Larry), of Quinlan, Texas, Lea Smith, of Auburn, and Alicia Smith, of Sammamish; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Donations can be made in Lynn Smith’s name to the Humane Society of Seattle/King County. Go to

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