Amy Elizabeth Patterson

June 18, 1990May 8, 2019

June 18, 1990 - May 8, 2019

Our beloved Amy, age 28, was called by God on May 8, 2019, due to complications of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome.

Although Amy was not able to speak, she touched many lives with her personality. She taught us patience, the value of human life, and that the smallest among us can have the most impact.

Amy loved walks around Green Lake, drives in the car, her rocking chair, playing with her ribbons, listening to music, watching cartoons, and observing activities around her.

We will be forever grateful to the teachers and staff of Maplewood School in Edmonds for finding Amy’s potential and allowing her to grow in her own unique way.

We deeply appreciate the medical staff at Group Health/Kaiser who helped us care for Amy during the most difficult health issues during her early years.

And in particular we laud the amazing staff of Fircrest Skilled Nursing who provided medical care, love and support to Amy and her family. We are grateful for all the people who have loved and cared for Amy over the years.

She is survived by her father Mark, mother Liz, sister Rachel, and brother John.

A Memorial Mass will be said for her Monday May 20th 11:00am at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Seattle. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Friends of Fircrest, Garden Fund, c/o Fircrest School, 15230 15th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155


  • Memorial Mass Monday, May 20, 2019


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Nathan Sult

May 16, 2019

Dear Mark--

Although we only met Amy a couple of times on our visits to Seattle, we were taken by her gentle spirit. The heroic efforts you made to rush her to the best specialists (sometimes on medevac helicopters), the battles with the insurance companies over her treatments, and your taking the lead in getting Amy the best daily care made such a difference in the longevity and quality of her life. At a later point, there were the weekends you brought her home from Fircrest, staying up all night because the feeding machine was on the fritz or Amy was not feeling well. Of course, those times were tempered by her laughter on the car rides you took Amy on, and how much she enjoyed watching movies with you.

It probably felt like Amy was a "blessing in disguise" during some of those midnights you spent with her in emergency rooms, but she was a blessing indeed, and she was blessed to have a great Dad in her life.

Aloha, Beth & Nathan


May 15, 2019

Amy was one of my first students as a PT, and she will always be precious in my heart. Thank you for sharing your sweet child with us. She supervised many of my sessions with her classmates and gave me a wave of approval or a grumble of dismay. Liz, I wish you many consoling memories in your loss.

Kellie Hulsebus

May 14, 2019

Dear Liz and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. My heart breaks for you. She was a joy to be with and I feel so fortunate to have known her. I will never forget her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you feel peace and comfort at this difficult time. With much love, Kellie

Mike Fossett

May 11, 2019

Dearest Liz, Rachel, and John
There is no questioning that you epitomize the meaning of "Devoted".
Liz, you were an amazing mother to Amy.
And, we have no doubts that Amy was aware of this.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Lots of love to you all,
Mike and Micah

amy kirschke

May 10, 2019

Dearest McCleave-Pattersons, Just sending you all my love. You were all Amy's center of her universe, her loving, dedicated family - led by the best mom in the world, Liz (Bates.) Rachel was brought to her career by her sister, John helped take care of her. Much love to all of you. I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter and sister.