Joy Griesa Weatherwax Jerrick Pattin 1950 - 2009 Lawrence
Memorial services for Joy Griesa Weatherwax Jerrick Pattin, 59, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Cremation is planned.
Mrs. Pattin died Friday, July 17, 2009, at her residence, after a five-year battle with endometrial cancer.
She was born May 25, 1950, in Lawrence, the daughter of John Thomas and Elizabeth “June” Griesa Weatherwax. She attended Pinckney Grade School, West Junior High School, and graduated from Lawrence High School, where she was active in Girl Scouts, cheerleading, and swimming. She later attended Kansas University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education.
Mrs. Pattin was a teacher, and began her career in Bonner Springs, teaching junior high and coaching girls volleyball. She then moved to Pacific Palisades, Calif., where she taught kindergarten, first grade and elementary physical education at St. Matthew’s Episcopal School. During her 10 years in Pacific Palisades, she coached basketball, volleyball and softball, and was a Girl Scout leader and PTA member. She returned to Lawrence in 1991, and was a substitute K-12 teacher for the Lawrence school district. She loved the beach, fishing, camping, animals, the Kansas City Royals, exploring new things, and spending time with her family and friends.
She married Martin “Marty” Pattin in November 2002. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include her mother, Lawrence; two daughters, Jessica Jerrick, Los Angeles, and Jill Jerrick, Kansas City, Mo., and their father, Mike Jerrick, New York; two sons, Jeff Pattin and wife Gina, Perry, and Jon Pattin and wife Pam, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, David Weatherwax, and Scott Weatherwax and wife Vicki, all of Lawrence; six grandchildren, Bailey, Blaine, Brock, Forrest, Carly and Grady; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, John T. Weatherwax, and two brothers, John Thomas Weatherwax Jr. and William Stevens Weatherwax.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com