Patricia Jane (Waldowski) Goff

Patricia Jane (Waldowski) Goff

Patricia Jane (Waldowski) Goff was born in Seattle on Dec. 22, 1927, and recently passed on Thursday, March 3, at Everett Providence from a sudden stroke.

Pat moved to Whidbey in 1973 and had many friends on the South End. She was active in local theater; operated her own clothing store, the Silk Road on First Street in Langley; displayed artwork at Gaskill-Olson Gallery; participated in the Classic U ‘Save the Trees’ effort; and was the second person hired at the Senior Center in Bayview back in 1974. Earlier in life, Pat had been a model for Frederick and Nelson in Seattle and done window design for Meier and Frank in Portland.

A lifelong baseball fan, as a child growing up on Seattle’s Beacon Hill, Pat would often attend Rainiers games and always maintained vivid memories from that time period of the house at 1412 Hinds Street, which she and a few other family members re-visited just last year at her request.

Originally drawn to Whidbey Island for the water views and natural surroundings, Pat found rare treasure as well in all her special connections with those talented people involved with the local arts scene. She also greatly enjoyed and appreciated having so many supportive associations over the years, such as something as simple as getting a ride to her book group, a clipping of the latest Mariner news or just the classy way she was treated by everyone who knew her.

In addition to a cousin in Kirkland and a number of nieces and nephews in Oregon, Pat is survived by the two sons she had with Charles Ackley, both born in the San Francisco Bay Area: Tod (AKA Bif Dangerfield), of Langley and Cameron, of Mercer Island.

Donations can be made in her name to the Senior Center in Bayview, Friends of South Whidbey State Park, Good Cheer and South Whidbey Tilth.

A memorial service will be held on a Sunday in April; the exact date, time and venue will be announced soon.