Nahcotta resident Patricia Hammond, 83, died at her residence on January 5, 2013. The daughter of Gene and Irene (Neblett) Dalton, she was born March 11, 1929 in Joplin, Missouri. In the mid 1930s the family moved west, settling in Oysterville where Pat attended the historic one-room schoolhouse. She graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1947. In 1951 she married Ted Hammond in Nahcotta. The family moved to Roseburg, Oregon and then to the Bay Area of California where Pat worked as a waitress at the Hyatt House Restaurant. In 1966 they moved to Sunnyside, Washington where she was a bookkeeper for her husband's small trucking company until his death in 1968. Following her step-father's death Pat returned to the family home in Nahcotta to care for her mother. She also worked at the Ark Restaurant and later became owner/operator of a seafood market in Ocean Park until retirement in 2005. Pat was active in the local community, assisting with the foundation of the Peninsula Animal Shelter and helping at the Senior Center in Klipsan Beach. A charter founding member of the Ocean Park Lions Club, she served as president of the local chapter for several years. She enjoyed macramé, crocheting, reading and word games. Survivors include her son Richard Hammond; daughter Sherrie Hammond; sister Peggy Matlack; niece Terri Long and husband Don; great-niece Becky Long; grandchildren Teena Franklin and husband Kirk, Treeva Edwards and husband Troy; great-grandchildren Blake Bare, Brianna Bare and Jemma Franklin. No service will be held. Memorials in her memory may be made to the South Pacific County Humane Society, PO Box 101, Long Beach, WA 98631. Her guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.