William Pattee Obituary, Death – William Pattee a lifelong resident of the Kittitas Valley, died at home on January 18 at the age of 79. His loved ones have requested that there be no memorial services. William Pattee was born to Leonard and Myrtle (Sisk) Pattee on November 19, 1943 in Ellensburg, Washington. He was proud to be a descendant of two Kittitas Valley pioneer families.
Both of Bill’s parents were early settlers in the Kittitas Valley. He grew up and attended school in Ellensburg, Washington, before serving in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. Bill got out of the Army with a good record and came back to Ellensburg, where he tried his hand at a few various occupations before landing his current position at Twin City Foods. He spent almost 20 years there, during which time he drove forklifts, assisted with equipment modifications, and handled a wide variety of other tasks.
Bill and Vivian Lafever met at a Kittitas party and went on to get married 18 years ago on July 18. Kittitas was the site of the action. Bill took on the role of father figure to Vivian’s three kids, Marcus, Steven, and James, and raised them as if they were his own. Bill loved spending time outside fishing, driving a Jeep, going camping, and taking pictures. William also enjoyed photography very much.
His family and friends will always think of him as a generous man who helped everyone in need without expecting anything in return. All his life, he toiled at at a job with great diligence. Bill’s family includes his wife Vivian, sons James and Steven, grandchildren Dannielle, Amber, Makayla, Josh, Mitchelle, and Ashley, and great-grandson Eli. Many of his nieces and nephews also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings, and son Marcus.