PORTLAND - Portland resident and frequent visitor to the Peninsula, Patricia A. Craig, 72, died Oct. 15, 2002 while visiting family in Ocean Park. Born Jan. 27, 1930 in Portland, she was one of twin daughters born to Leo and Dorothy (Schmeer) Goar.
She was raised in eastern Washington and graduated from St. Paul's High School in Walla Walla. She returned to Portland in the late 1940's to attend business school. For many years she was employed as a punch card operator for Albers Milling and Best Distributing in Portland. She retired after serving over five years with the City of Portland Public Works Department at Couch Pool.
In 1964 she married Hugh W. Craig and while they continued to make their home in Portland they enjoyed camping and being at the beach. For 20 years the couple served as park hosts at several Oregon State Parks, most often at Fort Stevens State Park outside Astoria. After her husband's death, Mrs. Craig continued her camping and RV excursions to the beach with her twin sister Mary Goar.
Her love and interest in the local area came naturally as she was a descendent of the Hazeltine (Hazelton) family who helped found the community of Ocean Park. A member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Ocean Park she was also a member of the Elks Gateway Lodge No. 2411 of Portland and a member of the Gateway Yellow Jackets, an Elks camping group. In previous years she served with the Civil Air Patrol and was a 2nd Lieutenant for over eight years. She loved to read and spend time with members of her family.
Survivors include her daughter Carol Moseley, son Kenneth Moseley and twin sister Mary Goar all of Portland; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial Service is scheduled at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 17979 SW Stafford Rd., Lake Oswego on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Eye Clinic, 711 NE 100th Ave., Portland, OR 97220. Arrangements by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach. Private interment will be held at Oysterville Cemetery.