Obituary: Patricia “Patti” Comfort


Patricia “Patti” Comfort

March 30, 1940–June 30,2022

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, Patricia “Patti” Sivilla Sammons Comfort left this world with her eldest daughter, Taylor “Lynnde” Sammons by her side on June 30, 2022., exactly 49 years to the day that she had lost her only and most beloved son; Mark Evan Sammons to a tragic accident. 

Patti was born on March 30, 1940, to William and Sivilla Willson on the south side of Seattle. She spent her childhood, teenage years, and the beginning of her twenties in Seattle where she met her soulmate, Duane Paul Sammons, married him and had their three children. 

In 1969 Patti and Duane and their children, Taylor, Mark, and Stacey; moved to Bellingham. Here, she and Duane, who owned insurance agencies in Bellingham, would open their gift shop, Imperial Imports, on Holly Street. In the ’70s they divorced and two years later Patti would marry her second husband, Ron P. Comfort of Custer. Ron and Patti had a long marriage filled with RV travel, friends and her favorite sport, fishing. In 1996 Patti and Ron relocated to Ron’s hometown of Bennington, Kansas. After Ron’s passing in 2013, her family moved Patti and her little Shih Tzu, Jimmy, back home to where she lived with her eldest daughter in Birch Bay, near her favorite place, the sea. 

Patti dedicated her life to her family and in her spare time she volunteered at the American Legion Post 86 in Birch Bay and was able to spend priceless hours laughing and visiting with special friends. 

She spent time enjoying Facebook, gourmet cooking classes with her favorite grandchild; Aubrey, the theatre, cruises out in Bellingham Bay, dinners with large steaks, salmon, crab, oysters, dirty martinis and Seahawks games with friends. 

She will forever be missed for her generous smile, love of cooking, jazz music, many delicious recipes she would love to try out on her very grateful family and most of all her compassionate heart, wicked and sarcastic sense of humor, and unforgettable hugs & smooches. 

When you remember Patti, celebrate the good times you shared. Remember that life is fragile and fleeting. Love actively those dear to you, cherishing the smallest things whilst living to the fullest, like Patti is right now. Run and dance barefoot in the grass! 

Patti is survived by her two children, Taylor and Stacey; grandchildren Aubrey and Jon Kornelis, Kamron Sammons, Bradley and Evan Philpott, Donovan Peter; great-grandchildren Beaux “Boo” Kornelis and Kylie Larmer; nieces Donna, Lisa, Pandi, Cindi and Michelle; and nephews Ed, Kevin, Jared, Donavan and Jason. 

After services were held Thursday, July 20, 2022, she was laid to rest in Moles Greenacres Cemetery in Ferndale.