SUMMERVILLE, Ore. — Marion Orland 'Pat' Fielding, 87, of Summerville, passed away at his residence, Saturday, July 9, 2011. His funeral service was Wednesday, July 13, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11206 South McAlister Road, Island City. Graveside services were at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 1401 South Union Street, Kennewick, Wash.
Pat was born July 27, 1923, in Ririe. His parents were Nephi Fielding and Zenetta Sophia McMurtrey Fielding. He was raised in Shelley where he graduated from high school. Pat married Faye Jackson in March of 1947. She died in April of 1987. He was married to Edith Spicher. They were later divorced. In November of 1998, he married Delores Brown Severe.
Pat served in the Navy during World War II. He provided aircraft repair and logistical support. His lifelong occupation was farming. He homesteaded a farm in Powell, Wyo., for 10 years. The family then moved to Thomas where he continued to farm until moving to Kennewick in 1974. Pat lived in the Kennewick and Pasco until 1996, before retiring to Summerville, Ore.
Pat raised and trained Haflinger carriage horses. He was a 'Teamster' on a 3-month-long wagon train from Omaha, Neb., to Salt Lake City, Utah. Pat was a cowboy poet and entertained at many community events. He had a fabulous sense of humor and a story for every occasion. He loved all kinds of sports and games, and was very competitive in chess, cards, golf and any sport.
Pat was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a bishop in Thomas.
Survivors include his wife, Delores; his children and their spouses, J. Alan and Deanne Fielding of Touchet, Wash.; Jill Fielding of Gig Harbor, Wash.; Shannon and Lowell Barber of Pasco, Wash.; Daniel S. and Christine Fielding of Midvale, Utah; Brian J. and Viviane Fielding of Brazil;; his stepchildren and their spouses, Randy and Rosemary Severe; Robin and Cindy Severe; Curtis and Debbie Severe; Stewart and Michelle Severe; Monty and Crystal Severe; Clint Severe and Shawn and Evalee Severe; two sisters, Frances Louise Cox of Mattawa, Wash,; and Twila Beasley of Rupert; 39 grandchildren; and 68 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nephi and Sophia; and his siblings, Mary Helen Jensen; Leslie Nephi Fielding; Harold Fielding; Guelda Christensen; Melvin Fielding; Vera Fielding; Verella Jorgenson; Ralph Fielding; and Dee Fielding.