Valley County, IDGenWeb Project
Long-time McCall resident Patricia Ann Park died Dec. 11, 2012, in Phoenix of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
She was an energetic community activist who worked to help her neighbors and friends prevent crime through awareness and preparedness.
She helped found a Neighborhood Watch group and for many years worked as an officer of the Cactus Park Community Alliance.
Born Patricia Ann Brown on Sept. 18, 1930, in Boise, she helped her husband Frank Park run the Village motel, Cellar restaurant and Estherís cafe in McCall.
She worked as the Lander correspondent for the Casper Star Tribune in Wyoming, and for many years served as a rental agent for the Phoenix agency Apartment Hunters.
She participated in community theater, sang in church choirs and taught herself bass guitar to accompany her husband Frankís lead guitar. She was also gifted at the jitterbug.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda Bartkoski of Eldorado Springs, Mo., Laura Quinn of Prairie Village, Kan, and Paula Park of London, England; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Nancy Tomlin of Portland, Ore., and Natalia Larkin of Donnelly and Boise, also survive her.
Survivors also include two stepchildren, Jerry Park and Connie Park of Centerville, Utah, who between them have 11 children, 32 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, Donald C. Seaquist of Los Osos, Calif., and second husband, Frank G. Park of Phoenix, both long-time McCall residents, predeceased her.
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