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Patricia Mary Taylor

November 24, 1951 — September 4, 2023

Citrus Heights, California

Patricia Mary Taylor

Patricia was born in Chicago on November 24th, 1951 to Frank and Rose Kalivoda.  Her, mother, Rose, passed away from health complications at an early age and 9 year old Pat was then raised by her eldest sister Barbara and her husband Donald Brincka in California.

Pat attended Catholic School at Our Lady of Assumption and graduated from Del Campo High School. 

She was mother to three sons, Kristoffer born in 1978, Bryan born in 1980, and Scott in 1990, making that "her 3 sons".  As a single mother of three boys, Pat made raising them her top priority and was always an active participant in all of their activities. 

She received her teaching credential from American River College and opened her own in-house day care while she worked towards her goal of a career in the medical field and earned her Nursing degree.  Pat was a nurse for a total of 40 years, 35 of which were with Kaiser Permanente.  Pat was an extraordinary person who was extremely driven to be the best and worked in every nursing department imaginable except surgery and hospice.  While working for Kaiser, Pat received numerous accolades for her nursing expertise and was often praised for going above and beyond in her care for others. 

Pat retired from Kaiser in 2021 and within less than six months decided to rejoin the work force doing what she hadn't done before: hospice.  She took on a part-time role working for Interim Home Care and Hospice and was recently awarded an Interim Heart Hero.  When her son Bryan inquired as to why she decided to go back to work rather than enjoy her retirement, Pat replied, "I want to help take care of people as long as I am able".  That truly was the type of person Pat was, always wanting to take care of others when they were in need. She had a remarkable gift of striking up conversations with total strangers, often resulting in lifelong friendships.

Pat was frequently found cooking and baking in the kitchen and believed recipes were more of a loose guideline. She never failed in creating imaginative dishes that left everyone asking for more.  Pat always looked forward to hosting what her sons called, "Mom's Holiday": Thanksgiving, which became the family tradition every year. Pat made what we would imagine stuffing to taste like in Heaven.  

She was also blessed with three grandchildren, Gracie (17), Caleb (12) and Avery (11) who absolutely adored her.  She was a huge part of their everyday lives and loved cheering them on at all of their events.  One of her last messages to them was she was going to bed with a bright and shining smile as she was able to speak with them before bedtime.  Her Grandchildren were her world!

Pat was a radiant light with arms always wide open ready with a welcoming hug.  Her infectious smile and memory will live on within us all.

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Please consider making a donation in Patricia's honor to one of her favorite charities:

American Cancer Society

Chicks in Crisis Pregnancy & Parenting Fmaily Resource Center.

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