Andrine Pattison Knapp
Andrine Pattison Knapp was born in Bellingham, Washington on June 6th 1928 and passed away peacefully on January 17th 2021 in Bellingham. She and her twin sister Christine (died 1994) were the only children of Olga (Ecklund) and Leon King Pattison. Her husband Erwin died in 2016.
Andrine attended Campus School at Western, graduated from Bellingham High in 1946, attended Pacific University in Oregon, and received her teaching degree from Western Washington College of Education. She and Erwin were married in 1950. In 1954 they moved to Anacortes where they raised their children. Andrine taught at grade schools in Anacortes for 30 years, primarily 1st grade, a job she loved. They were both active in the Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Anacortes Education Association. After retirement she and Erwin moved to Lake Whatcom where they welcomed family and friends for many years. As avid travelers they spent a lot of time exploring the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden.
Andrine is survived by her children Christa (Chuck) Vandervort, Ernest (Laurie)Knapp, and Carl (Muff) Knapp; Christine’s children Heidi Ogas and Scott Stockley; grandchildren Julie Fehlauer, Mark Vandervort, Jessica Knapp, Chloe Knapp, Jeremy Knapp, Sandra Heinze, Amy Hausbeck, and Tyler Knapp; great grandchildren Alyssa Fehlauer, David Fehlauer, Sam Vandervort, Brooke Vandervort, and Rosanna Heinze.