US Navy

Raymond "Ray" Alfred Pattenaude

June 3, 1931 ~ October 14, 2019 (age 88)


Raymond Alfred Pattenaude, age 88, of Bellingham passed away at his home Monday, October 14, 2019. He was born June 3, 1931 to Raymond and Hazel (Wright) Pattenaude in Ecorse Michigan. He was raised in Taylor Michigan. After High school he enlisted in the Navy and served on the destroyer USS Perkins during the Korean War. In 1955 he married Gayle Bredal in Bellingham, they started their life together in California and then moving to Taylor Michigan where they had two children, Bill and Nancy. After 10 years in Michigan they moved to Bellingham where he worked at Reinke’s fabrication for over 45 years. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Shirley and Ruth of Michigan. Ray is survived by his wife Gayle of 64 years; son Bill (Kathi) Pattenaude; daughter Nancy (Jerry) Johnson; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Elisha) Melissa (Brandon); Kelli (Adam); Christopher (Chloe); great grandchildren; and nephews Neil and Brad Reinke, Numerous nieces and nephews in Washington, Michigan, Florida and sister Doris who lives in Taylor Michigan.  Ray was loved by everyone who knew him. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:00 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery, 5977 Northwest Drive, Ferndale, WA 98248 followed by a 12:00 Noon Celebration of Life at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5800 Northwest Dr., Ferndale with a reception following. Please share your thoughts and memories of Raymond online at  A special thanks for our loving neighbors who helped with the care of Ray whenever it was needed. In lieu of flowers memories may be made to, Whatcom Hospice, 2901 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225 or American Legion Post 7 Albert J. Hamilton Honor Detail, 1688 W. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226.


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Celebration of Life
November 15, 2019

12:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
5800 Northwest Drive
Ferndale, Washington 98248

Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at a later date

Woodlawn Cemetery
5977 Northwest Road
Ferndale, WA 98248


Whatcom Hospice House
2806 Douglas Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225

American Legion Post 7
1688 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham WA 98226

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