Patricia E. (Morgan) Kubel

June 11, 2009

By Contributor

Patricia Kubel

Patricia Kubel

Patricia E. (Morgan) Kubel completed her life’s journey on June 3, 2009, after a 10-month valiant battle with cancer.

She was born in Seattle, to George E. and Lillie B.(Hoye) Morgan on Dec. 20, 1940. She was raised in Issaquah, and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1958. Pat sang in the choir in high school and also at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church choir.

In the early 1960s, she was a member of a USO troop in Seattle, where she met her future husband, Samuel Robert Kubel. They were married in the Bahamas in 1964. She and Sam spent the next eight years traveling to different naval bases: Eleuthera, The Bahamas, Rota and Cadiz, Spain, and back to finish his naval career in New York and New Jersey.

In the early 1970s, they returned to Sacramento, Calif., where she was office manager and private secretary to the rabbi at Temple B’Nai Israel until 1986, when Pat decided to move back to Washington to be closer to her family. She made her home in Olympia for 23 years during which time she became a member of the Sweet Adelines. She worked several places during these years, but finished her career at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office in the Financial Services Division, where she gained a second family.

She was predeceased by her parents.

She is survived by her sister, Michele Ann (Mike) and Bob Drewett, of Olympia; nephew John and Valerie Drewett, of Tenino, and their four children, Megan and Jason Sanders, Tyler, Matthew and Kelsey Drewett; niece Erin and Dave Houseman, of Rainier, and their three children, Devon, Aaron and Michael; brother John and Gayle Morgan, of Issaquah; niece Tanya and her son Nathan; nephew Bob and Jodine Morgan and their children, Aaron, Brianne, Cierra and Daytona.

Pat also had four great-great-nieces and nephews, Kylea, Jayson, Lilyana and William. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 1 p.m. June 13 at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey.

The family has requested that there be no flowers. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Group Health Oncology Department of Olympia or the Little Red Schoolhouse Project c/o The Thurston County Auditor’s Office, Financial Services Division, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives of Washington. Sign Pat’s online guest book at

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