Obituary of Patricia Stinson |

Obituary of Patricia Stinson

Patricia Stinson

Patricia (Pat) Stinson passed away on Oct. 19, surrounded by her family. She was 72.

A private celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2015 at a private residence in Nevada City.

Pat was born and raised in Fallbrook, Calif., and graduated from Fallbrook High School in 1960. There she met and married her husband of 53 years, Allen Stinson. They had four children and then the family moved to Nevada City in 1980 where she lived the remainder of her life.

Pat was an active leader in the local 4-H club and FFA where her children participated in raising steers and pigs for the Nevada County Fair, California State Fair and Cow Palace. She enjoyed growing fruits and vegetables on her property in Nevada City and became a certified Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver. Recently she enjoyed traveling with her children.

Pat was a loving wife and mother, who loved and doted on her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family was everything to her. She wasn’t afraid of hard work or getting her hands dirty. Those that knew her will remember her gentle nature and welcoming smile.

Pat leaves behind her husband, Allen Stinson; children, Cliff Stinson, Valarae McArthur (son-in-law George) and Angel Janos (son-in-law Richard); along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Darry Taylor, her Father, Henry Taylor, her Mother Hazel Holmes and her daughter, Crystal Stinson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions towards a memorial can be made to Valarae McArthur P.O. Box 208, Penn Valley, CA 95946.

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