Felipa Patiña Piña, 64, Sunnyside, passed away after a short illness, Friday, October 29, 2021.
Felipa was born October 27, 1957, in Lockney, Floyd County, Texas to Florentino Patiña and Elvira Garza. The family depended mainly on farm work, so they migrated with the crops all over Texas, surrounding states and the Mid-West. In March 1963 the family migrated to Washington State from their hometown of Hargill, Texas, and settled in Sunnyside, ending their yearly migration.
On September 18, 1993, Miss Felipa Patiña married Juan M. Piña in Sunnyside, WA. Felipa attended schools in Sunnyside. She was a homemaker.
She was an excellent cook, and would follow family traditions, especially with her delicious tamales. She along with her mother Elvira would welcome anyone in their home, for a cup of coffee, a homemade meal or even a place to stay with a bed to sleep in. She would enjoy watching our feeders with the wild birds, the Blue Jays, the squirrels, but especially the hummingbirds coming in, to their feeders. She loved music and dancing. Her family was everything to her and judged no one. She was a good mother, daughter, sister and a good friend. Felipa enjoyed making trips to visit family in Texas with her husband Juan.
Felipa is survived by her children; Jamie (Jessica) Lopez, Joey (Angie) Flores, Juan Geronimo Piña, Jason Piña, Juanita (Carl Edes) Piña and Juan (Violet) Piña Jr. She is also survived by her siblings; Florentino (Martha) Patiña Jr., Janie Lopez, Trudy (Jesus Martinez) Carbajal, Ruben Patiña, Emilia (Rick) McMillan and Joe (Irene) Patiña, her mother-in-law Concepcion Piña, brothers-in-law, Oscar Piña, Umberto Piña, Sam Piña, Josue Piña, Noel Piña, and Juan Rios, 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Felipa was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son’s parents: Daniel Lopez and Jose Luis Flores. She was also preceded by her siblings, Ambrosio (1st) Patiña, Ambrosio (2nd) Patiña, Jose Ramon Patiña, Eufemia “Mia” Rios, and Salome “Ji” Patiña, her nephew Orlando “Nano” Patiña, her maternal grandparents, all her aunts and uncles and several cousins.
Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside in in charge of cremation. At her request, there will be no service. The family will plan a memorial for her, sometime in the near future.
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