Obituary for June 1, 2011


Patricia Jeanne Brennan

Aug. 22, 1933-May 22, 2011

Sandy resident Patricia Jeanne Brennan died Sunday, May 22. She was 77.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gresham. Interment was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Patricia was born Aug. 22, 1933, in Portland to Earl and Allene (Hosner) Ridings. Patricia was raised in Portland and attended Lincoln High School. She served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956.

In August 1956, Patricia married Gary Brennan in Stevenson, Wash. They divorced in 1966.

Patricia received her associate degree in nursing from Mt. Hood Community College and worked as a nurse. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her hobbies included genealogy and bird watching.

Survivors include her sons, Gerald Brennan of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Michael Brennan of Boring; daughter, Karen Trandum of Sandy; brothers, Earl Ridings Jr. of Fairview, Stanley Ridings of Tulare, Calif., and Dick Montag of Portland; sister, Carole Burns of Las Vegas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Autumn Funerals, Cremation and Burial in Tigard is handling arrangements.