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Patricia Deane Volkers

June 27, 1941 - September 30, 2021

A Rosary service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, Nov 20th at St Helen Catholic Church in Sweet Home, followed by a funeral mass at 11am, and then a reception for family and friends in the church hall.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to St. Helen Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.

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Patricia “Pat” Deane Volkers
 
June 27, 1941 – September 30, 2021
 
Patricia “Pat” Deane Volkers, 81, of Sweet Home passed away September 30th with her family by her side. She was born in Battlecreek, Michigan to Alfred Ebert and Jean Elise (Vanmiddlesworth) Bates.
 
She was part of a military family as a child and they moved around the country and overseas to different Army installations, to include Germany and Japan.While in Germany she was part of both Equestrian and Marksmen club, and won numerous awards. In 1957 she again moved with her family to Fort Polk, LA and lived in DeRidder, LA where she would meet her future husband Ed Volkers Sr. while attending DeRidder High School. She continued her studies and played on the woman’s varsity basketball team. She graduated in June 1959. After graduation, she and Ed traveled to Terre Haute, IN, where they were married on her birthday June 27, 1959.The couple traveled to Oregon where they have resided since. She worked at various jobs thru the years, from waitressing, to cannery work, she was also co-owner of Ed’s CB Sales, Video Trak, and The Frontier Restaurant and Lounge. She was a member of St Helen Catholic Church.
 
Her hobbies included reading, traveling, she loved baseball and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, going to the casinos, and gardening. She enjoyed being with her family and friends and was always available to help others when needed.
 
She is survived by her children: Debe Carter (Bob) Barnes of Warrenton, Ed (Denise) Volkers Jr of Gig Harbor, WA, Pam Lewis of Eugene, and Ernie Volkers of Sweet Home; 10 Grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren.
 
She is preceded in death by her Husband Ed Sr. of 62 years; both parents; brothers: Jerry Ebert of Arizona, and James Wagner of Georgia.
 
A poem for Mom,
 
If roses grow in heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for us,
Place them in our mothers’ arms and tell her they’re from us.
 
Tell her we love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.
 
Because remembering her is easy, we do it every day,
but there’s an ache within our hearts that will never go away….
 
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A Rosary service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, Nov 20th at St Helen Catholic Church in Sweet Home, followed by a funeral mass at 11am, and then a reception for family and friends in the church hall.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to St. Helen Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.
 
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com