Elly Patnode, 73, of Yakima died Wednesday. Mrs. Patnode was born in Toppenish. She worked as a beautician for two years in Bellevue before moving to Yakima and becoming a counselor at Sundown M Ranch. She retired in 2005 after 21 years at Sundown. She and her husband formed Barks R Us Rescue (pet rescue).
Survivors include her husband, Bill Patnode; a son, Bruce Patnode, both of Yakima; a daughter, Cindy Mears of Mabton; and a grandson.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory in Moxee. A reception at the funeral home for friends and family will follow the service.