Friends and family will celebrate the life of Patrick Dale Devlin, 66, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Boettcher Park in Polson.
Pat, a beautiful and fun-loving soul with an infectious laugh that could be slow to build but lasted long, passed away at his home of natural causes on Jan. 16, 2022.
He entered the world on March 25, 1955, in Polson, the fifth of eight children born to Polson schoolteachers Ward and LaVere (Thompson) Devlin. He grew up in a home filled with music, art and - with eight kids and, often, their friends and cousins underfoot - more than a little chaos!
Pat married Deborah Diane Ross in 1977. The couple moved to Denver, where their two children, Katie Michele and Brian Patrick, were born.
In 1986 the family returned to Polson. Pat worked as a shipping and receiving manager for Jore Corporation in Ronan for more than 10 years.
A cherished father and grandfather, “Papa D” was an artist and avid sports fan who loved horses and liked fish (if they were biting). Pat never met a stranger and his heart was as big as all Montana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Karen, Tom and Greg.
Pat is survived by his daughter, Katie; son, Brian (Andrea); grandchildren, Wyatt Ross and Marlee Mae; siblings, Charles Jeffrey, JeNeil and Kathy and a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Food will be provided at Pat’s celebration of life.