Patricia Elaine Beymer, 92, a former Baker City resident, died September 20, 2015, at the Oregon Veterans Home at The Dalles.\n\nPatricia was born on August 28, 1923, in Klamath Falls. Her parents, Burrell and Elizabeth Short farmed in Klamath County and raised 6 children, Pat's three sisters and two brothers.\n\nPat graduated from high school in 1942. She attended Oregon State University for one year. She and her high school sweetheart, Fred Beymer, her parents and Fred's parents met in San Diego where Fred and Pat were married on Feb. 19, 1944. While Fred was away in the Pacific during the war, Pat gave birth to her first child. After the war Fred and Pat purchased a house and acreage from Pat's father and proceeded to raise potatoes and children. Their son Michel Fred's birth was followed by the birth of Starla Sue, Bill Patrick, Becky Jo and Kelly Lee. They also introduced their children to rodeo and Pat was a member of the Saddle Club, a female counterpart to the Sheriff's Posse. She and Fred rode in many parades and rodeos in southern Oregon.\n\nShe completed her college degree at Southern Oregon College in Ashland, Oregon. Her teaching career started in Klamath Falls at Mills Elementary school where she taught second grade during the week and spent weekends on the road going to her children's basketball, football, softball and rodeo events until the family moved to Sisters, Oregon.\n\nIt was in Sisters that Pat started her career in one and two room schools. She taught in rural Oregon schools in Tumalo, Camp Sherman, Warm Springs, Simnasho, Wamic and Tygh Valley.\n\nFrom Sisters, Pat and Fred moved to Camp Sherman in 1964 where they bought an A-frame restaurant and sold homemade French fries, ice cream and hamburgers during the summer season. They put their children to work guiding trail rides and taking tourists into the Mount Jefferson Wilderness on pack trips. From Camp Sherman, Fred and Pat went to the Oregon Coast where they had a pony ring at the Pixieland amusement park. Their next adventure was in Kahneeta on the Warm Springs Reservation where they again put their horses to work providing rides to guests of the resort.\n\nShe retired in Oregon and moved with Fred to Nevada. There she took up the reins again and taught at Leonard Creek School, then a year at Denio and three years at Orovada for the Humboldt County School District. They bought a house in Baker City and commuted back and forth from Orvada, Nevada to Baker City on weekends. They then permanently retired in Baker City.\n\nShe leaves behind three children: Starla, Bill and Becky. She and Fred have 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Fred and her sons, Michael and Kelly. Pat and Fred will be together again in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.\n\nMemorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice through Gray's West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.