Patricia Jean Schlicter, 86, passed away April 8, 2017 at Meadowbrook Care Facility in Baker City, Oregon. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 3rd and Valley in Baker City, Oregon.\n\nPatricia (Pat) was born March 4, 1931, in Erie, PA, to Samuel Jeffs and Lillian Parkman Jeffs. She had a special place as the only daughter, with three brothers. During the 8th. Grade, her father had a stroke and she left school to care for him so that her mother could work to support the family. The family moved to Alhambra, CA in 1949 and in 1950 Pat married Charles Engler, together they had three sons. Pat and Charles were later divorced.\n\nPat worked as a CNA in several hospitals to support her sons. In 1974 she moved to New Jersey where she married Carl Schlicter. She worked for the New Lisbon Development Center for 15 years. In 1989 Pat moved to Baker City to be near her brother Peter and his family, in Baker City she worked at Cedar Manor (Now Meadowbrook Place), in cafes, in the kitchen at the Elks Club and the Baker Motel. Pat was always available to help friends and neighbors; she was a diligent worker, giving her best at whatever the job was. Pat was proud of her mobile home and enjoyed planting flowers and gardening with her neighbor Nadine Titus, and she was an avid reader. Though Pat had few material possessions, her gifts to humanity were genuine love and service to others.\n\nPat loved animals, especially dogs, adopting many during her lifetime. Whenever a stray or lost dog appeared at her door, she did not rest until the owner was found. She leaves behind her 16 year old dog, "Goldie".\n\nA close Christian friend often visited with Pat and they spent many hours talking about Jesus. One day, Pat shared her faith by saying "I know Jesus and I can't wait to be with him." In her latter days, her faith seemed to grow and she increasingly prayed the sweetest prayers for others. Although she could no longer attend church, faithful pastors visited her and gave her communion.\n\nSurvivors include her sons, Chuck (Darlene) Engler, Robert Engler and Donald Engler, twin grandchildren, Desiree Engler and Donald Engler Jr., her brother Peter (Julie) Jeffs and their children, Jim Jeffs ,Kathleen Horacek, Shannon Martinez and Suzanne Smith; and a nephew, Michael Parkman Jr.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her parents and two older brothers, Michael Parkman and Robert (Sam) Jeffs.\n\nThe family wishes to acknowledge the loving care Pat received from the staff at Meadowbrook. Dr. Alanko, St. Alphonsus Hospital, Heart N Home and the kindness of the staff at Gray's West & Company. Also, the faithful friends who visited Pat regularly and cared for her in many ways.\n\nFor those wishing to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests The Gideons International, Best Friends of Baker City or a charity of one's choice.