Boxer Love Story: Patricia (Vernon) Robb '45 and Thomas Robb '46

Thomas enrolled at Pacific University for the spring semester of 1944 after his time in the Navy.

It was around Valentine’s Day 1944.

Thomas wandered by the Pacific Index office. The staff was busy except for one, Pat Vernon. He struck up a conversation with her, which went on for 68 years.

“It has been a long and wonderful conversation and much more!” said Thomas.

Thomas and Pat were married on May 19, 1945.

Thomas passed away in 2012.

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Friday, Feb. 14, 2014