||Year Born: 1920
Year Died: 2006
Patricia Josephine Kreller, 86, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, at St. Luke´s Hospital in Boise. Pat was born on March 20, 1920 to Charles and Agnes Jessie Eisenbeis in Blaine, Kansas. She was the seventh of the 11 children in the family. When she was a teenager, the family moved to Wapato, Wash. in the Yakima Valley. Pat married Clyde Rice in 1940, and they moved to Port Orchard, Wash. Their daughter, Carol, was born in 1948. Pat and Clyde divorced in 1952, and Pat became a hard-working single mother. She worked as a nurse at St Alphonsus Hospital in Boise and at St Elizabeth Hospital in Yakima. Pat then became a meat wrapper and worked for her brother Chuck in Wapato before making a permanent move to Boise in 1960. She continued working as a meat wrapper for M&W Markets and Albertsons until 1972. In 1971 Pat married Lester Kreller. Pat and Les recently celebrated their anniversary of 35 happy years together. During their marriage they loved to travel and spend time with friends and family. Pat especially loved babysitting her grandsons when they were little and was thrilled when she became a great-grandmother.Pat spent 22 years as a volunteer at St Alphonsus Hospital, and she was a member of Sacred Heart Church for 46 years. Pat was always organized, prompt, and reliable in whatever she did. Pat and Les moved to Regency Columbia Village early in 2006. She enjoyed participating in the activities and making friends with the other residents and staff. Pat loved and was dearly loved by her family. She was pre-deceased by her parents and her sisters and brothers Sister Geneva Eisenbeis O.S.B., Sister Honora (Ag) Eisenbeis O.S.B., Monica Stocker, and Virginia, Ray, Jiggs, and Bill Eisenbeis. Pat is survived by her husband Les Kreller, daughter Carol and her husband Tom Martin, grandsons Ryan and Kelly Martin, great-granddaughter Ashlynn Martin, step-daughter Joyce and husband Orin Robinson, step-granddaughter Kathy and husband David Graves, and her sisters and brother Rose Hill Olsen, Rhea Marchetti, and Chuck Eisenbeis.