Patricia 'Pat' Jean Lorz

Patricia “Pat” Jean Lorz
Patricia “Pat” Jean Lorz

Patricia “Pat” Jean Lorz, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away on November 1, 2015 in Chewelah, Washington at the age of 69. Pat was born on December 30, 1945, the daughter of Forest and Marjorie (Wishon) Stephenson.

Pat was born and raised near Long Beach, Calif. In 1978 she moved to Loomis, Wash. with three children in tow. There she met and married Emmett Lorz which will forever be one of her greatest triumphs. They welcomed a new daughter to the family in 1981. Pat worked in real estate before moving to Valley, Wash. in 1988. She also had her own bookkeeping business and did bookwork for several businesses in the area.

Pat enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends, but her true joy was being a grandma.

She is survived by her husband, Emmett Lorz, her children, Jeff Ritter (Mary), Jill Vugteveen (Tim), Michele Danly (Chris), and Amanda Parrish (Richard), and her grandchildren, Lucas and Jaden Vugteveen, Jared and Peyton Danly and Isaiah and Isabella Parrish.

A memorial service for Mrs. Lorz will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Valley Bible Church, Valley, Wash. with a luncheon to follow at the Stevens County Fire District 4 Training Center, Valley, Wash. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Loomis, Wash.

If one wishes, memorial contributions may be given to the Valley Food Bank.

Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at

Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.