October 17, 2012
Patricia Johnson Bemis Warner, of Grass Valley, Calif., died Aug. 29, 2012, at her home surrounded by love. She was 83.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. It will take place at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley. She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Evanston, Ill., and spent most of her youth in Pasadena, Calif. She is the youngest of five siblings. She attended Pasadena Junior College. After college, she became a homemaker and mother of three in the city of Orange, Calif. She entered the workforce as a bookkeeper, then became the benefit's representative for Orange County/UCI Medical Center from which she retired in 1992. In 1999, she relocated to Grass Valley where she became a docent for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, did volunteer work for Grass Valley's Relay for Life and was an avid mah jong player and planter of daffodils.
She is survived by her older sister, Elizabeth Bemis Chandler of Watertown, Wis.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Mank of Bellevue, Wash.; her son William Warner of Huntington Beach, Calif.; her son and daughter-in-law Charles and Kimi Warner of Huntington Harbor, Calif.; grandsons Bryan, Kyle and Carey; their mother Kathryn; granddaughter Natasha; and great-granddaughter Kylie.
Mrs. Warner was preceded in death by her brothers Rodney, Frederik and Harrison; her former husband, Les Warner, and Edward "Val" Valenzuela. It was her wish that in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund or to Relay for Life.