Obituary: Patricia Ellen Stee

Feb. 10, 1943 – Oct. 26, 2019

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Patricia Ellen Stee, 76, died peacefully on Oct. 26, 2019. She was born in Sturgeon Bay to Oswald and Laura Sternard. After graduating from Sevastopol High School in 1961, she married Arlen Utter and had two boys, Duane and Joel. Following Arlen’s death, she married Don Stee in Vancouver, Washington, on Aug. 11, 1975.

Patricia loved gardening, reading and especially her family. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and had a wonderful, always-smiling disposition. She was Don’s soulmate and will be greatly missed.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Don; sons Duane Utter of Independence, Oregon, and Joel Utter of Lebanon, Oregon; three grandchildren, Ashley (Dakota) Cook, Jolie Utter, and Donnie Utter; three great-grandchildren; and brother Michael Sternard of Luxemburg, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Elton Sternard, and sister Peggy Johnson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 pm, at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, 9785 Hoffman Road, Monmouth, Oregon. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are in the care of Farnstrom Mortuary. A tribute page is available at