Patricia A. “Pat” Rebman was born on March 23, 1942, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to parents Edwin and Sarah Griggs Cripe. She died on February 1, 2015, surrounded by her family at her home in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 72 years.
Pat was raised in Troy, Montana, until moving to Pendleton, Oregon, in 1956 and then to Hermiston, Oregon, in 1958. She graduated from Hermiston High School in the class of 1960. Pat was united in marriage to Rick Rebman on April 16, 1960, in Hermiston. They lived in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Pendleton for a short time before returning to Hermiston, Oregon, in 1967 where they have lived since.
They owned and operated Rick’s House of Discount from 1967 until 1978 and Northwest Motor Home from 1976 until retiring in 1987. Pat and Rick spent the last 15 years snow-birding in Arizona. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church, where she served as secretary for many years. Pat was a member of the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, where she served as the church board secretary. She directed a Walk to Emmaus, served as president of Christian Women’s Association for several years, and had served as a hospice volunteer for several years. Pat loved the ocean and cherished the time with her family. She enjoyed reading, traveling, scrap booking, arts and crafts, music, gardening, playing cards, and time with her grandchildren. Pat touched so many people over the years with her hand-written notes and cards of acknowledgment.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, Rick Rebman, Hermiston, Ore.; sons Don Rebman and wife Young, Umatilla, Ore., and Scott Rebman and wife Helene, Troutdale, Ore.; daughters Tami Rebman, Hermiston, Ore., and Jennifer Ornelas and husband Jeremy, Portland, Ore.; and three grandchildren: Lucy, Bailee and Jameson.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Na Mi Rebman, and two brothers, David and Gerald. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, Hermiston, Oregon.
A private family burial will be held at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
Contributions may be made in Pat’s memory to the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene Youth Group, 1520 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston, OR 97838.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.