|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1948|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2008|
Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Niece and Friend. Pat was born in Turlock, California. She was the oldest child born to Joseph and Myrta Mendonca. She was their precious baby girl. She was followed eighteen months later by her sister and best friend Beverly. A brother and two sisters would also follow. In 1966, after graduating Turlock High she married Raymond Campbell. In 1971, her first son Scott was born. In 1974, twins Brian and Bradley were born. Her husband Ray was an avid racer, and the family spent many days at pismo beach with their dune buggies, Pat hated it when Ray would pop wheelies. Pat was an avid Baker, and became a good cook. She worked for Interior Designs, and went back to school to get her real estate liscence. In 1992, Ray and Pat moved into the Campbell family ranch in Delhi. Pat intially hated that old house, especially when she opened the cuppord and a snake hissed at her. When remodling the house Ray got sick and died suddenly. Pat re-invented herself and got more involed with the church. She was a lector at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and went and gave communion to shut-ins and the disabled, includung hospitals. She found solace in with the Journey in Christianity retreat. It consumed her, she even became an area coordinater. After years without having a girl in the family, Pat was blessed with a Granddaughter when her son Brian and his wife Dana had a little girl, Mackenzie born in 2002. Grandson Bryce followed in 2004. In 2005, Scott married and Alyssa, Moriah joined her family, baby girl Danica came on Valentine's Day 2006. In 2007, Brian and his wife Dana had a third child, daughter Cadance. Pat loved being a Nana. Those grandchildren were her life. SheShe sold her home to her son Brian, they built a trailer on the property for Pat to live so she could remain close to her family and especially her grandchildren. Pat worked for Ensley and later PMZ Real Estate, she still had time to babysit the grandkids twice a week. If she wasn't spread thin enough, she volunteered at the VFW, and with her tips took a trip to Hawaii with her sisters. Pat was the life of the party and would drop everything to help someone in need. 2006 brought great heart ache when her mother Myrta died. The on New Years Eve 2007, while going to a doctor's appointment she fell and broke her ankle, she had surgery and was recuperating at her sister Bev's home when she suddenly passed at age 59 from a blood clot. Everyone who knew Pat loved her and her death was a blow that no one saw coming. She had just recieved her ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 6th, and was healing, this is truly a tragedy. She was a warm loving with with a big heart, and will never be forgotten by those that knew her.
Patricia was a lifetime resident of the Turlock/Hilmar area.
She was born in Turlock's old Community Hospital and graduated from Turlock High School in the class of 1966.
She attended college when her sons were in high school and following obtained her real estate license. She worked in real estate for 16 years.
Patricia loved her church and served on the Sacred Heart Pastoral Council, served as a Eucharist minister to shut-ins, taught catechism classes, and was a Journey counselor.
The past two years have been especially dedicated with time with her grandchildren and the church.
She is survived by her Son-Scott (and his wife Julie) Campbell of Turlock, Calif., Son-Brian (and his wife Dana) Campbell of Delhi, Calif., Son-Bradley Campbell of Turlock, Calif., Sister-Beverly Brown of Hilmar, Calif., Brother-Mike Mendonca of Denair, Calif., Sister-Cindy Aragon of Fresno, Calif., Sister-Karen Budd of Hilmar, Calif., Grandchidren-Alyssa, Moriah & Danica Campbell, Grandchidren-Mackenzie, Bryce, & Cadence Campbell.
She is preceded in death by her Husband-Raymond Campbell.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church 1301 Cooper Ave. Turlock, CA 95380.
A Memorial Rose Garden has been created in her honor, rose bushes may be given as a memorial.
*Pat was a busy person but did like the fact that she was able to put her husband and mother on this site. Eventually more family members would have been added. We thought there would be plenty of time to do this.
If any family member wants changes made to this page do not hesitate to ask, Pat was such a wonderful person and this page is designed to be a tribute to her.
Joseph Freitas Mendonca (1912 - 1959)
Myrta Bernice Schmuck Mendonca (1925 - 2006)
Raymond Roy Campbell (1945 - 1999)*
North Hilmar Cemetery
Created by: The Perplexed Historian
Record added: Feb 10, 2008
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