Patty was born in 1939 in Deadwood, South Dakota, to Marvin Schmoker and Gladys (Cole) Schmoker. She has a sister, Charleese Schmoker.
The family moved to Los Angeles in the early 1940’s where Patty attended Mother of Sorrows Catholic grade school. She and her cousin Katie went to Madaline Dance School together and learned to tap dance. One of Patty’s fond memories was when she and Katie played together and spent hours reading comic books together while their mothers shopped the fabric store.
Patty’s family moved to Oregon when she was a teenager and Patty attended a Catholic school in Portland until she graduated 8th grade. Then her family moved to Newberg, Oregon where Patty attended Newberg High. While attending Newberg High, Patty married Gary Wohlgemuth in 1957 and they had two children, Julie (Wohlgemuth) Perdue and Troy Wohlgemuth.
Patty and Gary divorced, and Patty married Lee Atteberry in 1963. Lee had three children from his previous marriage, so Patty added three more children to her family, Nita (Atteberry) Cherry, Sandra (Atteberry) Marshall, and L. Alan Atteberry. Patty and Lee eventually settled in Scappoose, Oregon. Patty and Lee were together for 38 years until Lee’s passing in 2001.
She has six grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren (one has passed) and Devon Schmoker, her nephew by her sister, and many step-nieces and nephews. She loved them all until the day she passed.
Patty belonged to the St. Helens chapter of the women’s auxiliary of the VFW. Her hobbies were gardening, sewing, crafts, hunting, fishing, canning and preserving, and camping. She enjoyed her many pets: peacocks, rabbits, dogs, horses, and cats. She loved Roy Rodgers movies and the music of Roy Rodgers and the Son’s of the Pioneers musical group. After her husband passed, she moved to Marshfield, Missouri, where she became a member of the Catholic Church in Marshfield. Patty will be laid to rest next to her husband Lee Atteberry.
The funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Columbia Funeral Home, 681 Columbia Boulevard, St. Helens, Oregon 97051. There will also be a graveside service scheduled for 2 p.m. at Valley View Cemetery, Dayton Avenue in Newberg, Oregon.