Obituary of Patricia Kendall
Patricia Kendall passed away on April 2, 2019, of a massive heart attack while at home. She was 85 years old.
Pat was born August 7, 1933, in Ogden, Utah, the third child of Kenneth W. Jones and Margaret Schandel Jones. She grew up in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High in 1951. She attended St. Mary’s of the Wasatch Nursing School for one year before transferring to Ogden Business College. Upon graduation, she worked at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, where she met her husband of 55 years, Dale Kendall. After Dale was discharged from the Air Force, they moved briefly to his home state of Kansas, and then to Southern California for Dale’s post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA. A year later, Pat and Dale moved to Costa Mesa, California, where he opened a small-animal veterinary practice. Pat worked for several years in escrow and then was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Santa Ana, California.
Pat and Dale retired to Penn Valley in 1996. They often said that this was the happiest time of their lives. They had a great many friends and were involved in several clubs and social organizations. A devout Catholic, Pat was also a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley.
Pat was best known for her wickedly funny sense of humor, but also her generosity of spirit.
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She is greatly missed by her family and wide circle of friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband Dale, who died in 2013; her mother and father; her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth G. and Ramona Jones, and her sister and brother-inlaw, Mary Ethel and Peter Fakler. She is survived by her four children: her daughter, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, and husband, Douglas Tackett, of Amarillo, Texas, and grandsons, Ken and Chris; her son, Stephen Kendall, and wife, Michiko, of Matsudo, Japan, and grandson, Ryusei; her son, Kenneth Kendall, and wife, Noreen Patrignani, of Carmichael, California; and her daughter, Suzanne Szabo, and grandson, Sean, of Leesburg, Virginia.
A Rosary will recited at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on June 19th at 6 p.m. A memorial Mass will be said at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 235 Chapel St., Grass Valley, California, on June 20th at 1 p.m., presided over by Father Chris. Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. A reception will immediately follow the Mass in St. Patrick’s Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Pat’s name to Sammie’s Friends, Nevada County Animal Shelter, 14647 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949 or Hospice of the Foothills, 11270 Rough and Ready Hwy., Grass Valley, CA 95945.
Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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