Patricia Jacquelin Derksen

Mar 4, 1932 - Aug 26, 2014


 Patricia Jacquelin Derksen

      Passed away August 26, 2014. Born March 4. 1932 in Sacramento, California. She was proud to be a native Californian. She met and married Peter James Derksen in the Army and was proud of her 10 yearr service in the Women’s Army Corps (WACS) as a dental assistant. She started her married life in Mt Lake, Minnesota where her 3 eldest children were born. She lived most of her life in the metropolitan Sacramento area. She and Peter loved to travel and visited most of the United States. She also visited Canada and traveled to Germany when her son Bruce was stationed there. She loved her family and working outside in her garden. She passed away surrounded by family and her nurse April.
     She is survived by her husband Peter of 54 years, her daughters Linda , Laurie (Bagby) and her spouse(Jack) and son Richard and spouse Edylene (Reyes), daughter in law Amber(Lawrence) spouse of Bruce,  her grandchildren Matthew, Daniel, Dylan, Erin, Brian, Mark, Gabriel, Katherine, and Jacqueline.  By many extended family and friends around the country. Her beloved cats Jackie and Blondie.
     Her son Bruce preceded her in death, her parents Archie and Ivean, brothers Melvin and Jack. Her nephew David Brooks.
     Thank you to her caregivers Vicky and Maggie. Thank you to Bristol hospice doctors, nurses, chaplains and volunteers. We are grateful for all the care and support mother and the family received.

 Mother loved flowers but a donation can be made to the Sacramento SPCA or any humane society.

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