Ruth "Patti" May Brimley Coffin

May 26, 1925May 3, 2018

Ruth “Patti” May Brimley Coffin May 26, 1925 ~ May 3, 2018 Pacific Grove

Patti Coffin, a native of Salt Lake City, passed away at Westland House. A long-time resident of Pacific Grove, she was a bookkeeper for over forty years.

Patti enjoyed a long and active membership in the Order of Eastern Star. When her children were growing up, she was also very involved in Job’s Daughters, DeMeloy and PTA.

Patti is survived by her children, Craig (Elvira) Coffin of Pacific Grove, Maggi Coffin of Pacific Grove and Martha (Jack) Holder of Fresno; her grandchildren, Kyle (Jessica) Coffin, Kerri (Paul) Compagno, Melissa Findley, Melanie Coffin, Jon (Rebecca) Raymer, Matthew (Kelcey) Raymer, Andrea (Don) Magnuson, Amanda Holder, Stacey (Tanner) Munro, Chelsea (Corde) Spencer, Alexander (Natsu) Coffin and Sean Lee Coffin; twenty-three great-grandchildren and so many great-greats that they’re hard to keep track of and Aunt Dot’s children and grandchildren. She also leaves behind her new best friend, Cat aka Barny. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed Coffin; her son, David Coffin; her parents, Nellie Brimley of Pacific Grove and Wilford Brimley of Salt Lake City and her siblings, Dorothy Todd and Donald Brimley.

Graveside services were held on Monday, May 14 at 11:00 at El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove. A Celebration of Life gathering for Patti took place on Saturday, June 9 at 11:00 at the Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge. Please bring memories, songs or a potluck dish to share. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sally Griffin Senior Living Center/Meals on Wheels, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove, 93950 or the SPCA of Monterey, PO Box 3058, Monterey, 93942. Please visit to sign Patti’s guest book and leave messages for her family.


  • Graveside Service Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ruth "Patti" May Brimley Coffin

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Wynette Cowen

May 10, 2018

Patti was such a super "people" person to work with . We worked on many, many projects together and each time was the more enjoyable than the last.. Special memories are when we worked with Evelyn Harper, Lena Langton, and so many, many others (too many to mention) during our over twenty-five (25) years with the PGUSD PTA Butterfly Bazaar way back when. Patti always worked so hard at everything she did - always doing more than her share - and never hesitated to thank each one of us for working with her. Such a happy, caring, beautiful lady. I cherish the fact that she allowed me to be her friend. Such precious memories! She helped make my life more complete! THANKS SO MUCH FRIEND!!!!!!

Linda Henke

May 6, 2018

She will be missed by the members of Reveille Chapter #47, Order of the Eastern Star.
- Linda Henke, Worthy Matron