Patrick R. Liley


Patrick R. Liley
Patrick R. Liley

Patrick R. Liley, age 61 of Oroville, passed away in Omak on March 17, 2015. He was born in Olympia, Washington to James and Jean (Lehman) Liley.

Patrick grew up in Boston Harbor north of Olympia where he roamed and explored the woods with his siblings or friends, creating a memorable young life. After high school he spent time in Tonasket, Wash. visiting his mother, where he met the love of his life, Peggy Williams. He joined the Army as a medic and was stationed at Fort Lewis, following their wedding in 1975. Upon his discharge, he studied attended college and worked as a Driver’s License Examiner.

In 1988 he earned a teaching degree and worked as a substitute teacher and librarian for school districts in the greater Wenatchee area, Soap Lake, and Prosser. One winter was spent in Tynda, Russia teaching English and American Culture. As a teacher he had ample time to spend with his children and attending their games, concerts, and traveling with his family on summer breaks. Upon his retirement he and his wife moved to the family ranch at Wannacut Lake near Oroville where they could spend more time with family and their donkeys.

Patric is survived by his spouse Peggy (Williams) Liley; children Craig (Susanne) Liley and Fiona (Colin) Pitman, brothers Jim Liley, Curt Liley, Dave (Pam) Liley, brother-in-law John Bell, sister Cheryl (Wayne) Fournier.

He was preceded in death by: parents and sister Karen Bell.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Community Cultural Center in Tonasket and was officiated by Jim Yaussy-Albright.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tonasket Food Bank in recognition of his generosity and compassion for others.

Bergh Funeral Service & Crematory in care of arrangements.