Patricia Marie Cody (nee: Labno) died April 20, 2012 in Vancouver, WA. Patricia was born December 27, 1942 in Chicago, IL.
Patricia attended St. Bruno Grammar School, Lourdes High School and St. Mary of Nazareth School of Nursing, receiving her nursing degree in August 1963. She worked as a private nurse until she joined the Chicago Tribune medical department, there meeting Larch, the love of her life. They married in 1969, sharing a wonderful life traveling the globe and then living in Redondo Beach, CA, Portland, OR, Camas, WA and settling in Vancouver, WA in 1990. Her career with Kaiser Medical began in 1979 at Bess Kaiser until it closed in 1996. After the closure she went to Vancouver Clinic where she devoted her life to cardiac patients. She retired March 1st, after receiving her diagnosis of cancer.
Patricia had a special devotion to the Infant of Prague, finding comfort in praying to him for her needs and those of others.
Patricia is the dearly beloved wife of the late Larch Garrett Cody; loving daughter of Stephanie M. Labno (nee: Wiesniewski) and the late Matthew Labno; dearest sister of Thomas (Nan) Labno; loving aunt of Thomas, Jr., Steven (Peggy) and the late Andrew and Roberta (Steve); and a beloved cousin, friend and colleague to many. She is the dear loving friend of the late Alfred Seifert; dearest friend of Carole Schleining, Susan Pfeifer, Laurie Lane, Warren and Linda Shiflet, who all lovingly cared for her as she courageously battle her disease. She is also survived by her long-time dear friend and nursing classmate, Alice Bialczak. Her loving pets, Albert and Abigail, who brought her so much love and comfort (and her dear late Buddy and Victoria), have had their care taken over by new adoptive parents, Warren and Linda Shiflet.
A Funeral Mass for Patricia will take place 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Vancouver, WA.
Patricia can say:
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course. I have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not only me, but unto all then also that love His appearing presence.”
A reading from the Second Letter of Timothy, Chapter IV, vs. 7-8