Patricia Jane Bell

October 18, 1923October 7, 2013

Patricia Jane Stotko Bell passed away on October 7, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 18, 1923, in Seattle WA the second and youngest daughter of George Britten and Lois Lippy Britten. Patricia attended St. Johns School, Queen Anne High School and the University of Washington. During World War II she served in the United States Navy attending Hunter College in New York City and then was stationed at Naval Air Station Astoria Oregon and Sand Point Naval Station, Seattle, WA. In 1946 she married William J. Stotko. They made their first home in Seattle. In 1951 they moved to Maltby, WA and farmed there for 21 years. In 1974 they moved to Central WA. They retired in 1981 and spent several years’ snow birding in Yuma, AZ. After the death of her husband in 1991 she moved to Monroe to be near her children. In 1993 she married Robert J. Bell, together they spent many happy years traveling and enjoying their golden years.

Patricia was member of the American Legion Post 58, The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #58. She was a 50 year member of the Horseshoe Grange and a 43 year member of the Eagles Auxiliary.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents George and Lois Britten, her first husband William J. Stotko, her sister Eudora Nixon, her son Leonard Stotko and granddaughter Lisa Stotko.

She is survived by her husband Robert J Bell, three sons and daughter-in-laws, Bill and Carey Stotko, Robert and Nancy Stotko and Martin and Betty Stotko. Patricia leaves six beloved daughters and son-in-laws, Shirley and Larry Betschart, Mary and Rod Hewitt, Christine and John Guest, Joanne and Michael Dickinson, Anne and Mark Emel and Theresa and Nick Moran. She also leaves stepson Robert Bell Jr., his wife Sally and stepdaughter Trudie Sarich.

Patricia also leaves her much loved grandchildren and their spouses, Leesa Jones, David &Lori York, Laurie Harlan, Christopher & Alison Stotko, Nicholas & Shea Stotko, Trish & Melissa Stotko-Edie, Theresa & Joel Stotko-Martinez, Rod & Renee Hewitt, Melissa & Jason Reiner, Sarah & Anthony Holly, Andrew Hewitt, Rachel & Omala Daniels, Abby Isaac, Jeff & Shelley Dickinson, Scott Dickinson & Blake Mann, Staci & Rowan Carey, Amanda Emel, Joe & Kelly Emel, Jessica & Jonathon Terpstra, Aaron & Roxi Manry, Victoria Moran, Kenneth Stotko, Stephen Stotko, Sophia Stotko, Patti Sanchez, Cathy Stotko, Angela Stotko, Marcie Stotko,. 34 Great grandchildren, and 2 Great-great grandchildren.

Her family will miss her greatly but finds comfort in knowing she is enjoying all the benefits of heaven. They would like to thank all those who have shown compassion and support throughout this difficult time.

Family rosary will be held at 12:30 p.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Valley, Catholic Church in Monroe on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at Monroe I.O.O.F. Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Arrangements by Purdy, & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to Archbishop Murphy High School or Monroe Fire Department.

Rest in peace Mom until we meet again.


  • Family Rosary Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Kathy Madigan

October 19, 2013

Hello to all of my Aunt Pat's family,

Larry and I were very sad to miss Aunt Pat's Funeral as we were in Kentucky.
Aunt Pat was a great lady, always full of spunk and energy. Over the years there were many good times. As a young girl, I played canasta with Aunt Pat, my grandmother Lois, and my great aunt, Enid, spent time at the Stotko family chicken farm and even went sledding with my husband Larry and Aunt's Pat family behind the tractor one winter.
Aunt Pat was a very kind person. When my mom, Eudora passed away suddenly in 1990, Aunt Pat came to my daughter, Megan's 8th grade graduation from St. Luke's school as she knew my mom would have been there for Megan. In fact, at Christmas time in 1999, Aunt Pat had our entire family out to her place for dinner. Boy, did Aunt Pat love Christmas. The place was decorated with Christmas everywhere even the bathroom.
I feel fortunate to have had Aunt Pat in my life and will miss her very much.

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Madigan

Lynell Bennett Ferguson

October 14, 2013

Dearest Stotko family:

Many of my most precious childhood memories include times our families spent together. Your parents were amazing people who raised amazing kids. Both your parents had an incredible capacity for love and shared it without reservation.

I am remembering your mother's laugh, her kindness, her humor, and a front walkover she did at the beach on Cedar Ponds Lake. (Remember that Jo?) She had to have been in her mid 40's and still had some gymnast in her! I'm so grateful to have known her and your dad, and for the special friendship our parents shared that blessed us all.

I am also thinking of the “Dolly Sisters” singing arm in arm - and smiling because I'm certain there is an encore performance going on right now :)

With Love,

October 14, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Bell family.
God is for you a refuge and strength, a help that is there to be found during difficult times. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead

Marilyn Sampson

October 11, 2013

You will be missed! You have been the heart and soul of this wonderful family and they are better people for it. You deserve all the joys of heaven (you little rascal)!

The Bennett Family

October 11, 2013

To our dear friends and neighbors we offer our sincere condolences.
We pray for comfort and peace in this difficult time.

Tara Laizure

October 11, 2013

Sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandma!! She is young and beautiful and full of life now!! She will never be forgotten!!

Tami Walker (Brymer)

October 11, 2013

I bet heaven is wondering what happened with Bill and Pat and Dad up there. So many great memories.

October 11, 2013

Friends at Frontier Communications

October 11, 2013

Anne and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that your Mom is in a good place, still surrounded by those who love her. In her honor and memory, we will be making a donation to the Monroe Fire Department. Take care! Your Friends at Frontier.


October 11, 2013

Bill and Carey
Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear. May God give you and your family comfort during this time, my deepest sympathies