The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Pauline Thacker


April 27, 2017

Pauline (Pat) O. Cass Thacker, 91, of Skamokawa, died at the Frontier Care Center in Longview on April 16, 2017 after a short illness.

She was born in Salkum, Washington on May 11, 1925 to Ernest C. and Pauline (Muz) A. Batterson Harmanson. She spent her childhood with her only sibling, Sister LaWana, in Onalaska and graduated from Mossyrock High School.

When Pat Married Stanley Cass in 1946, she welcomed his beloved daughter Penny, into her heart. They adopted a family of three boys, one girl and went about daily living on their dairy farms in the Skamokawa area. Stan died in 1996, one month short of their 50th wedding anniversary. After the passing of their spouses, Pat and Hoby Thacker's friendship continued, then deepened, resulting in their marriage on February 1, 2003. With that union she gained another family who loved her very much. She especially enjoyed all the little ones as they came along.

Pat wore many hats throughout her life - daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, godmother, grandma, dairy farmer, collector, painter, gardener, store clerk, mail lady, flea market entrepreneur, stocking hat maker and frog lover. She had a life long curiosity about everything in this world, always interested and wanting to know how, why, what.

She was a faithful church goer and whole heartedly believed in hard work and doing the right thing. "Good deeds" were done quietly, without wanting any acknowledgment in return. She will be truly missed by everyone she touched.

Pat is survived by her loving husband of 14 years Hoby; daughter Penny Frase; son Jeffrey Cass; daughters-in-law Becky Thacker, Linda (Leon) Gollersrud; sons-in-law Michael Thacker, Patrick (Carol) Thacker; niece Candy Pfeifer; nephew Randy (Waverly) Lorenz; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, first husband, daughter Linnie (Pixie) Polston, sons Dwight Cass, Royal Cass and grandson Michael Frase.

The Thacker family would like to give a heart-filled thank you to the entire staff at the Frontier Care Center for their attentive care, kindness, compassion and understanding during this stressful and traumatic time.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., in the Skamokawa United Methodist Church. Any memorial contributions may be made to the Skamokawa United Methodist Church Fund.

Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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