Patricia M. Blod

January 20, 1931December 2, 2018

Patricia M. Blod was born on January 20, 1931 in Denver, Colorado and passed away on December 2, 2018 in Garden Grove, California.


  • Vigil Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 10, 2018
  • The Rite of Committal Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Reception Monday, December 10, 2018

Patricia M. Blod

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Sarah, Rachel, and Scott Nelson

December 8, 2018

Dear Grandma,

We are going to miss you so much. We remember how you would always call us on our birthdays to sing Happy Birthday over the phone, and your chocolate cakes were the best. Shooting off fireworks in your driveway on the Fourth of July was something we always looked forward to. You always made us feel special when you would drive down to see our school plays and performances. We will think of you whenever we make your fudge recipe every year. We love you and will always miss you.

Sarah, Rachel, and Scott

Lisa Marie #1 (Watts) B

December 6, 2018

Dear Blod Family,

I cannot find the words to express how very sad that I was to hear of Pat's passing. Aunt Pat was such a constant and joyful presence in the life of our family. I will always remember walking home from the school bus stop and being thrilled when I saw her car parked outside of our house. I knew for sure that there were smiles and hugs waiting inside, and more often than not, a special goodie to go with them.
Easter visits always meant chocolate bunny cakes.
Going to visit at Aunt Pat's house was equally as special. She would serve us lunch and always knew how to cut the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches just right. Later, we would pull out the tube of legos hiding in the kitchen closet, build for awhile, and then head outside to play with Jupiter. When the adults were done with their coffee or tea, it was time to go home, but not before we got our Mighty Mouse rides from Uncle Gene. We have only sweet memories of Aunt Pat and her family.
Much love, Lisa Marie #1

Karen Aleksic

December 5, 2018

Dear Blod Family,
I have many wonderful memories of my "Aunt Pat." Summers were spent in her yard eating Otter Pops and building with Legos or Lincoln Logs. When I was older and getting confirmed, she was my confirmation sponsor. During the ceremony, she calmed my nerves by whispering in my ear, "How can your trust a priest with such nicely styled hair?" We both giggled. She will always have a place in my heart.

Sondra Ballinger

December 5, 2018

Dear Blod Family,
Pat was loved by me and all of our family. Having her in our lives for over 55 years was a such a blessing.
Mom and Pat's friendship should be a model for everyone. So much kindness, laughter, tears, joy, support and a shared faith that made them special to each other and to their families. I just know they are laughing right now in heaven.
Take care in the coming days, Jesus loves you.
Love, Sondra

Karen Yuen

December 4, 2018

I only met you once, Mrs. Blod, and it seems fitting that it was in Disneyland - the “happiest place on Earth.” I worked with Mary and she always talked about you and your husband and I could tell that she adored you. It was a wise move for her to move back to Garden Grove because all the money in the world can’t make up for the memories she shared with you. Although I miss having her in NorCal, I’m really glad she was able to be there with you for the last 10+ years. May you enjoy Eternity in Heaven pain-free and filled with His love... until we meet again.

Carolynn Blair

December 4, 2018

Dear Pat, ..... Patricia Mabel, as we would affectionately call you, ....

You were (and are) my Mom’s best friend. You were my friend as well, and I love you dearly. You are one of the sweetest people I have ever known . I am sorry for your earthly loss to your family, and to all of us who loved you, but I rejoice that you no longer are bound by the pain and sickness and the difficulties of this life. Rejoicing too, that you have gone home to the Father’s House, to be with our Savior Jesus., who “will wipe away all tears from your eyes”.and “Give you beauty for ashes.”

I have so many wonderful memories of you, as I was growing up, and of all the fun & crazy times you had with Mom. Blessed, to sometimes be included in that fun & laughter. Thinking of how Mom would be so excited to show me the perfect “Ha Ha” gift she had found for you at Christmas, and to also show me with delight, your equally clever gifts to her. Now, you will have all of eternity to share with our Lord, and with each other. What rejoicing and laughter there must be in heaven. His Word assures us we will know one another, so, I have no doubt your friendship will continue eternally. With Pat & Delores together again, I have no doubt the Kingdom will be filled with joy & laughter! The Lord has told us we can’t even imagine the wonderful things He has prepared for those who love Him! Thank you, Jesus, for Your Great Salvation!

I love you , Pat. Thank you, for loving me. I pray The Chaplet of Divine Mercy for you. Somehow, I find it special that The Lord brought you home on my birthday.
Until we meet again,
Love & Prayers, Carolynn

.....Dear Gene, John, Mary Kay & Joan & family, my heart goes out to you all. Know your wife, your mom, ..... was well loved and will be well remembered. You all are in my prayers.

Mary Blod

December 4, 2018


You were the best mother I could have ever hoped for! Thank you for everything you have ever done for me, our family, and all your friends. You are one in a million. Everyone that ever met you said you are the sweetest. Many people cried when I told them of your passing. My heart is broken without you. I miss you so much! You are my best friend. I love you so much!!! Now you know how much. Save a place up their for me in heaven. I can't wait until I see you again and next time it will be forever.....

Your loving daughter,