In Memoriam : Patricia Mendenhall

Patricia Mendenhall Patricia Anne Mendenhall - age: 86
(December 29, 1931 to March 17, 2018 )
Resident of Ukiah, California

Patricia Anne Mendenhall

On the morning of March 17th, 2018, we lost Patricia Mendenhall due to a long-term battle with infections
Patricia was born December 29th, 1931 in Marin. She graduated from Tamalpais high in 1949. Patricia married the Love of her life (Bill) on April Fool’s Day 1950. Pat and Bill started their family of three boys in 1951. She devoted the early years to being a loving wife and busy Mom of three.
Pat and Bill built a home in Sonoma in 1958. Taking care of the house, her husband, as well as all three kids, she kept quite active. Pat worked at the Index Tribune newspaper in Sonoma. She then started a job as a rural route carrier for the post office.
In school, Pat was in the aquacade, (synchronized swimming). While in Sonoma, she helped start up an aquacade program. She also taught swimming through the Red Cross.
In 1985 they built another home in Potter Valley. They lived in Potter Valley for 21 years where she continued as a rural route carrier. This Easter would have been their 68th Anniversary. Rest in Peace.
Patricia is predeceased by her sister Dawn Hollis. She is survived by her Husband, William, their three sons, Mark of Ukiah, Hal and Burt of Santa Rosa. Her six Grandchildren, Neil, Leanna, Tiffany, Adam, Ryan, and Andrew. She also has eight Great-Grandchildren. Her love, wit, and humor will be missed by all.

Paula Starrett Marks - March 22, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
I was in the aquacade that Pat started as well as taught swimming with her at the Boyes Hot Spring Bath House while I was a teenager. She was so kind and was like a mentor to me during those years. While I am saddened with her passing I can see that she had a wonderful life with a loving family. My prayers are with the family. Fondly, Paula Starrett Marks