9/28/1930 – 7/5/2016
Patty, known fondly as Goober, was the great-great-great-grandniece of Union General Joseph Hooker, and a direct descendant of Malcolm the 1st, King of Scotland. She was a woman of courage and compassion; “The true majesty of a royal daughter is inside her”. (Psalm 45:14)
Our Mom was the most amazing Mom, to all of us and to many others. She was a constant and dedicated companion to her husband of 65 years, Jimmy the Big Jim. Everything she did was extraordinary, from sewing and quilting, to gardening and recycling, from being a Mom to being a friend. She was full of life, a spitfire, and a super skier. A Wildcat she was! A graduate of the University of Arizona, a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Goober was a dedicated Wildcat fan for life; she and Jimmy rarely missed a game.
Her children, Stephanie (Jack Aaron), Suzanne Stevenson, Jack (Holly Stevenson), and Patrick (Peggy Kenney); her grandchildren, Joshua (Melissa Present), Benjamin (Stephanie Aaron), Naomi Present, and David Aaron; Sara Stevenson, Eric, and Lily Stevenson, James; Michael (Courtnay Kenney), Kaley Kenney, and Christopher Kenney; her great-grandchildren, Harry, Aaron, Zara, Kea, Jamers, and JJ were the lights of her life.
Please send donations to: Congregation Chaverim, Memo, March of the Living Fund at 5901 E. 2nd St., or the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Arrangements by East Lawn Palms Mortuary.