In loving memory of

Patricia Ann Gelenaw
September 28, 1966 - November 28, 2019

Patricia Ann Gelenaw age 53 born on September 28, 1966 in Mount Vernon, Wa. Passed away on Thanksgiving Day November 28th 2019 at Swedish First Hill Campus in Seattle, WA with her fierce battle with cancer. Known by "Patty" she was raised in Bothell, WA by her mother Claudine Gelenaw. She is survived by both sons Derek and Nicholas Hennings and many others who will forever miss her. Her joy was being around her family, nieces and nephews, friends, and especially her dogs. Patty will never leave our hearts and will always be with us.


Lisa Rolen wrote on Sep 18, 2020:

"Patty thank you for ur friendship you had the biggest heart and had a deep love for life im so sorry that u were taken so soon . Rest in peace I love you. For all of her family I'm so sorry and I pray God eases ur hearts and takes away the pain and gives you peace. I'm signing off with a poem that.gave me comfort and I hope it helps any1 who reads it to. A million times we've needed you a million times we've cried if love could of saved you you never would have died to hear ur laugh to see your smile to sit with you and talk awhile. A heart of gold stopped beating two smiling eys closed to rest God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best RIP "

Shyann wrote on May 2, 2020:

"She will never be gone from our hearts?"

Shyann wrote on May 2, 2020:

"I known Patrica for ever she was my aunt the day i saw her she was in a coma still fighting for her life sadly she did'int make still to this day she is watching over everybody to this day and forever in our hearts. Till this day of sarrow we pray that she is safe and happy forever.?"

Jennifer Osborn wrote on Dec 10, 2019:

"I'm so sorry for all my family who wasn't able to say goodbye. Patty was a great aunt who taught me life lessons, lots of what not to do but many still helped mold me into who I am. She was definately a big part of me growing up and even as an adult she was guiding me on what is right. We didn't get to spend a whole lot togather since she kept busy with care taking for her mother. In her last week or so I got to say goodbye and I told her that I need to ask the hard questions. Her wishes were to be cremated, for both her boys to get the keepsake urns, her dogs to be taken care of. I asked her favorite color: it was red. My kids and I got to say goodbye to her at the hospital the day before Thanksgiving, the day she passed away. At the hospital I was able to have her mother on the phone speak sweet things to her. It was the most magical moment though when I heard my grandmother tell her daughter I love you and Patty not speaking or responding did. In fact, she was able to say I love you too! The power of a mother-daughters love really shined bright that evening! Later I was able to reach our Uncle who prayed so lovingly in her ear it brought me to tears! We were all supposed to be at Thanksgiving with her since we couldn't, my kids and I all wore red that day in support of my aunt. Oddly enough her Mother and her son were also wearing the color. We were all togather on Thanksgiving just as she had wished and when it was all over was when she said goodbye. Her favorite music was 70's Boston, Journey, Sammy Hagart, and Ozzy Osborne. Her favorite food was Chinese Food, I know she loved the almond fried chicken. She mentioned she loved tattoos and thought everyone should have them. She had thoughts of going and getting each one of her sons hands printed right on top of her shoulders. The last question was what do you want to be remembered by? She replied: "A Dragonfly" So I will always remember her but for sure even more when we spot the dragonfly! Love you Auntie to the Moon and Back! "