Patrick “Pat” Thomas Doran
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February 20, 1939 – February 27, 2021
Patrick T. Doran of Wenatchee, WA passed away peacefully in his home on February 27, 2021 after an extended illness.
Pat was born to Everett and Mary Doran on February 20, 1939 in Plentywood, Montana. He was raised in Redstone, MT, but later returned to Plentywood to graduate High School.
Pat worked as an auto mechanic for fifteen years before being hired on at Burlington Northern Railroad. He worked for Burlington Northern for ten years as a machinist, but eventually retired with Amtrak as an Engineer in 2004.
Pat had a passion for trains and loved building his model railroad track. It was a hobby that he enjoyed working on for several hours in his free time. After he retired, he would spend almost every day in his train room, only coming out to eat and watch the news. He created mountains and small towns along the track. It was truly a sight to see and was so massive it filled an entire room!
Pat’s other love was watching western movies. If not watching the news, he would watch a rerun of an old western movie or T.V. show. Some of the kids hated them when they were younger, but as they got older would sit in the living room and watch them with him.
Pat is survived by his wife Catherine; his sons Tom (Debra) and Michael; his two stepsons Mike and Alan (Jessie); and stepdaughter Laura. He had eight grandsons: Jesse, Brian, Jake, Chris, Tristan, Arlo, Christopher, and Aaron; four granddaughters: Shailah, Miranda, Isabela, and Alexa; and three great-grandchildren.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Everett “Mickey” Doran, and his daughter Mary Rice.
A small family gathering to celebrate his life and spread his ashes will be held later at Glacier Mountain National Park where Pat loved to visit.