Phyllis McCammon Pattock
A memorial service is pending for Phyllis Jean McCammon
Pattock, who joined her beloved husband Bob in heaven on April 18, 2020, after a long illness. Phyllis was born on April 22, 1925, in Hastings, Nebraska. She was the youngest child of Frank and Anna McCammon. Her sister Winnifred and brother Jimmy passed away on the same
day in 1963.
In 1938, Phyllis joined her parents and moved from
Nebraska to Portland, Oregon, where she helped them
manage the Hood Loop Motel. In 1944, she met a
handsome Marine patrolling the Oregon beaches, and
eloped on August 7, 1945, with Robert "Bob" Pattock
just before he was sent to China. Bob briefly went AWOL
so the wedding could take place and because of it, lost
a stripe, busted from Sergeant to Corporal. They settled
in a home designed by Bob on Blue Lake in Fairview,
Oregon, where they happily resided for more than 45
years. Phyllis and Bob remained inseparable until Bob's
passing in April 2015.
They had three sons, Mike, Randy, and Lance. While
raising the boys, Phyllis had many jobs, including serving
as school secretary at Fairview Elementary School and
Reynolds High School. During her time at Fairview and
Reynolds, she befriended countless young people who,
to this day, fondly recall her wicked sense of humor and
strong desire to always be a positive influence in their lives.
More than just about anything, Phyllis loved
competitive sports. She and Bob never missed their
kids' football games, and again, she thoroughly enjoyed
being involved in the lives (and sometimes antics) of
the boys and their friends. They continued watching
their grandchildren's (Courtney and Hunter) numerous
athletic endeavors from grade school to college. They
hosted countless gatherings and bridge games at their
home on the lake; being surrounded by people was what
made Phyllis happiest. She had a genuine desire to find
out what made people "tick."
Boating was an integral part of Phyllis and Bob's lives.
Pulling the boys and their friends on water skis at Blue
Lake or fishing and camping at the Oregon Coast, Phyllis
thrived on the organized chaos of it all. They joined a
boating club called Trailer Sailors and cruised all of
the great Northwest's waterways. Laughter was forever
present. Always willing to try new activities, Phyllis and
Bob learned to ski in their 60s so they could join their
boys for outings at Mt. Hood/Timberline Lodge. Both
remained active well into their 80s, and traveled for years
following retirement, including spending several summers
working at Yellowstone Park as hosts.
Phyllis is survived by her three sons Mike, Randy (Sue),
and Lance (Lynda), 4 grandchildren Courtney, Hunter,
Jessica, Marissa, two great grandchildren and numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was inspirational for
her relentless curiosity of the world and those around her
and will be dearly missed.