This was the obituary in the Ellensburg, Wash., newspaper:
Patricia "Patti" Lorraine Roth, 55, died April 1, 2006, after a battle with cancer and cobalt radiation treatment for 34 years. She was born Jan. 11, 1951. She and her family lived in Ellensburg from 1989 to 1997. She was a member of the Four Square Church. She was a tough and tender cowgirl who lived in houses with dirt floors and n running water or electricity, but she made them cozy and warm homes for her husband and children. Even though she was hurting inside, it never deterred her from living a full life and caring for a happy family. She was an inspiration to everyone she met and left a lasting imprint on everyone's heart.
Patti loved working in the garden through all four seasons-in the snow, rain-and could not find enough hours during perfect summer days. She loved horses and worked with her husband on some of the largest ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. She so-owned a horse breeding operation known for using one of the top rated appaloosa studs in the country.
Residing in the family homestead built by her and her husband, Patti's grand garden is only one of many lasting contributions on their property in the Fattig Creek Valley area complete with stables and all the amenities she had desired, including running water and electricity.
Patti is survived by her mother, L. Lorraine Keating; husband of 35 years, Dick Roth; three children: Jason (Malinda) Roth, grandchildren Cy and Dawson Roth of Logan, Utah: daughter, Leah (John) O'Hara, grandchildren Isabella and Haywood O'Hara of Bellevue, Neb, and daughter Rebekah Roth of Roundup, Mt. Sister, Jodi (Wally) Duman, nephew Tim; sister Karen Skager, nieces Randi, Adeana and Tarah and sister Cherrie.
The chronic pain and suffering has now been alleviated and she is now reaping her reward and tending to God's garden. (Note from Jan, hopefully she is mounted on the best horse in the World, Sir Wrangler!).
Funeral services were held at 1 am April 4 at Roundup Emmanuel Baptist Church with interment following at the Roundup City Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Roundup Youth Center c/o Emmanuel Baptist Church, 602 Main, Roundup Mt. 59072.