Patricia K. Epley Lewiston Morning Tribune December 15, 2021
Patricia “Trish” Epley, 74, of Lewiston went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. She passed away at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center of complications from COVID-19.
Patricia “Patty” Kay Pittman was born in Bellingham, Wash., on Dec. 3, 1946, to Lester and Florence (Thinnes) Pittman. She was the third of three girls. Flo and the girls moved to a farm on Angel Ridge near Peck, where she discovered her love for horses. They later moved to Lewiston, where she graduated from Lewiston High School in 1964.
She married Frank Arriaga Dec. 4, 1964. They welcomed their daughter Carla in 1965. They moved to the Seattle area in late 1965. Their son Michael “Mike” joined the family in 1967. Tricia and Frank later divorced and Tricia moved herself and the kids back to Lewiston.
Trish worked in the operating room at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for the next 28 years, until her retirement in 2006. While attending church, she met her love, Gerald “Jerry” Epley Sr. They married in April 2002 and she gained her stepchildren, Kelly, Dawn and Jerry Jr.
Tricia loved her grandchildren very much. She decided that when each of them turned 12 years old, she would take them on a trip of their choice. She took her two oldest grandchildren before meeting Jerry. Jerry and Trish together continued this with the rest of their grandkids. They traveled all over the U.S.A. and Canada. They flew, they drove, they even went by train. Tricia loved Elvis. She was so excited when she finally got to go Graceland with their youngest grandchild, who also loves Elvis.
She enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, a good card game and putting together puzzles with her grandkids (as long as she hid and aways put the last piece in). She also enjoyed attending church and fellowship with friends. She loved spending time with her two other sisters, Lin and Liz. She attended many group functions that revolved around her love for Jesus.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughter Carla Hauntz (Doug Mc-Kown); son Mike (Michelle) Arriaga; stepchildren Kelly Epley (Doug), Dawn (Tim) Vidovich and Jerry Jr.; mother Flo Munn; sisters Sandy (Lee) Lougee and Claudia (Ned) Lougee; grandkids Bryan, Michael, Cody, JD, Rachelle, James, Dawson, Devonni, Jordan, Jonathon, Jocylen, Mikey, Chris and Christina; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Pittman.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at River City Church, 2102 Eighth St., Lewiston.
Patricia K. Epley Lewiston Morning Tribune November 21, 2021
Patricia K. Epley, 74, of Lewiston, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.
2014 Reunion News: I have 2 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter.
My husband has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter. Wow that gives us 5 children, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great granddaughters in this blended marriage.
After attending my 10 year Class Reunion, I ended up divorced in 1976. I lived a few more years in the Seattle area before I decided to come back to my home town to finish raising my children as a single mom. I worked at St. Joseph Hospital as a Surgical Tech. For many years my life was riding on a roller-coaster. Once my children were raised and had families of their own, I felt a tugging at my heart and after attending New Bridges Church in Nov.1999 I rededicated my life to Christ and he began a new work in my life. I had been single for 24 years when Christ brought an awesome man into my life in 2000. Jerry and I were married in April of 2002.
Jerry and I have a heart for divorced people. We had a Divorce Care Ministry for several years and helped many people through the healing process of divorce. We are both retired now and enjoy our days together on our mini farm. We have 3/4 of and acre which keeps us pretty busy, not to mention our 2 dogs, 3 cats and our 2 \"kids\" pygmy/ Norwegian dwarf goats to take care of. We are very active in our church and look forward to our Sundays attending church and spending time with our christian brothers and sisters in Christ. We love to fish, travel, and visit friends near and far. God is good to us and has blessed us over and over again and again.
2004 Reunion News: No input
30 Year Reunion 1994
Current residence on file: Lewiston ID
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10 Year Reunion 1974
Spouse's Name: Franklin Arriaga
Current residence: Kent WA
Occupation: Surgical Tech
Spouse's Occupation: Mechanic
Family: Carla 8½; Mike 7.
I married Franklin from Clarkston. We moved to Seattle in 1966 while Frank worked for Boeing for 2½ years. I went to school in 1970 and became an OR Tech. Frank now works for the US Army as a mechanic and I work at Auburn Hospital Surgery.