There will be a public visitation held at Prineville Funeral Home on the evening of January 21, 2005 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a memorial service Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Prineville, followed by fellowship time at the church. The Pastor Dr. Barry Gridley will be officiating.
Patti was born on January 14, 1934 in Manford, Okla., to Nathaniel and Elsie Wilson. Her family moved to Oregon when she was three years old. They first moved to the Redmond area before settling in Waldport. She was raised in Waldport and eventually graduated from high school there in 1952. After graduation she returned to Redmond for a brief time before settling in Prineville where she has lived until her death. She loved bowling, spending time with grandchildren, cooking, quilting and family reunions. She was known for her love and acceptance of others, and is known as grandmother to many. She loved her daily time with the Bible.
Mrs. McGrew is survived by: her daughter Linda and her husband David Schwieger; her sons Randy McGrew, and Michael and his wife Anita McGrew; her brothers Howard and Bud Wilson; her sister-in-laws; Dott Nye, and Glynice McGrew; and grandchildren; Raylind York, Brandie Turner, David McGrew, Jonathan McGrew, Michaela McGrew, and many nieces and nephews, and a great-grandchild Jasmine Bullman. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband John McGrew, and her parents and several brothers and sisters.
It has been suggested that those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Patti's memory to direct them to First Baptist Church of Prineville.
Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.