OBITUARY: Patricia Ann Tooke (nee Mola), Longtime Area Resident

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Patricia (Pat) Ann (Mola) TOOKE (65) Beloved mother and grandmother left this earth on September 24, 2011.

She was born in Renton, WA on September 13, 1946.  Grew up in Normandy Park and graduated from Highline High School in 1965.

She is survived by her 2 children: Annastacia Tooke of Charlotte NC and Patrick (Darcey) of Burien, WA and 2 granddaughters.

Pat recently retired from the Highline School District as a paraeducator.  She loved her work in education and felt it was extremely important that everyone receive a quality experience.

Her latest passion was the Zoo. She loved being a docent at the Woodland Park Zoo.  The family wishes that memorial gifts be made to Woodland Park Zoo (, 601 N. 59th St., Seattle, WA 98103 in memory of Patricia Tooke.

“My mother recently passed away,” said her daughter Staci Tooke. “She was a lifetime resident of the Burien area – I think the only time she didn’t live in Burien was when my dad was stationed in Germany, the picture is of Me as an infant and my parents.”

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are experimenting with publishing Obituaries for local residents. If you have one, please email as [email protected] for consideration.]

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