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Patrick Dean  Cosgrove
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Obituary for Patrick Dean Cosgrove

Pat passed away November 12, 2017 at Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville OR. Many of his loving family members were at his side. He was 80 years old.
Pat was born in Wall SD to parents William and Ellen (Lyons) Cosgrove. He grew up on the family farm first in Oral SD and then in Plainview Nebr. He attended school up to 8th grade in a one-room schoolhouse.
He married Janet Read in Lincoln Nebr where he became an Ironworker (Local 21). He continued to work as an Ironworker (Local 29) after relocating to Oregon. The family moved to a small farm in Yamhill Oregon in 1964, where they have lived ever since. He retired in 1995.
Pat began raising and racing Thoroughbred horses in the 1980’s. He enjoyed raising the babies and watching them race. His family and the horses were a great joy in his life.
Pat is survived by Janet, his wife of 58 years; daughter, Vicki Cosgrove-Cubel (Charlie); son, Michael (Heidi); brother, Robert (Joan); sisters, Helen Goesch, Linda Staebler (Kenneth); as well as six grand-daughters and two great grand-daughters. He was preceded in death by his son, Bill, two brothers and one sister.
A Memorial Service and reception will be held Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Grand Ballroom, 325 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville.


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