OBITUARY

Patricia Ann Calzadillas

November 29, 1935January 18, 2021

Patricia (Pat) Booth Calza¬dillas was born on November 29, 1935 and passed away with her family by her side on January 18, 2021. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Edward and Ma¬rie Booth. Pat was raised in Saint Louis, Missouri with her three sisters and brother. She went to Saint John and Saint James Catholic School and Saint Joseph Academy where she studied nursing. At the age of 17 she met the love of her life, Lt. Joseph (Joe) Calzadillas. Pat and Joe were united in marriage on May 25, 1957 and began their 63 years of life together. She is survived by her hus¬band, Joe and her children, Juanita (Ted) Calzadillas Pedrozo, Emily (Tom) Cole, Frances (Bill) Newsome, Mary Heck, Andrew (Tam¬mie) Calzadillas, and Teresa Kahl. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Teresa (Tyler) Herb, Mary (Robert) Sylvester, Aimee (Matt) Bar¬ber, Ted Pedrozo, Joey Heck, Andrew Heck, Lindsey (Lo¬gan) Todd, Zachary Calza¬dillas, and Paige Calzadillas. In addition, she has 10 great grandchildren James Sylves¬ter, Molly Sylvester, Brett Barber, Hailey Barber, Jack Herb, Carter Swiggart, Bray¬lon Swiggart, Lincoln Todd, Lennox Todd, and Sawyer Todd. Pat and Joe spent 20 years of their marriage traveling throughout the United States during his first career as a commissioned officer in the Air Force. After Joe retired, they settled in Merced, Cali¬fornia where they lived for 53 years. While raising her chil¬dren, Pat was an active mem¬ber of Our Lady of Mercy School Parent’s Club, Saint Patrick’s Our Lady of Mer¬cy Church Music and Health Ministries, Daughters of the Holy Spirit, Toastmasters, Officers’ Wives Club, Blue Bird, Girl Scouts, and 4-H Project Leader, Toastmas¬ters International, Beta Sig¬ma Phi of Merced and many other volunteer services. Pat received many recognitions and honors throughout her life. One notable recognition was from the United States Air Force General Second Air Force Commander for her dedication to the edu¬cation of new mothers. Pat modeled her belief that it was important to give to God’s people through service. Pat was dedicated to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She could always be counted on to attend their programs, gradu¬ations, birthdays, births, and many other special events. She was an important part of all of their lives. Pat can be described as compassionate, loving, car¬ing and a servant of God. She dedicated her life to the ministry of nursing. Her prestigious accomplishments were Master’s of Nursing Education and a member of the National Nursing Honors Society. She loved being a nurse and was proud of her career. She was respected professionally and loved by everyone who met her. She will truly be missed.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Teresa Herb
  • Mary Sylvester
  • Aimee Barber
  • Ted Pedrozo
  • Joey Heck
  • Andrew Heck
  • Zachary Calzadillas
  • Paige Calzadillas
  • Lindsey Todd

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Judith Dake

February 11, 2021

I knew Pat over the many years we both worked at MCMC. She was a wonderful co-worker, always with a smile and willing to help in any way she could. In more recent times, we would visit as we did our pool exercises at InShape. I am very saddened to learn of her passing and I send my sincere condolences to Joe and family. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed.

Linda Calzadillas

February 5, 2021

One of my fondest memories of Aunt Pat was during a visit to my home in Michigan. We were able to go off to another room for a quiet and loving conversation - just the two of us.
Aunt Pat was a special person. She connected to your heart and soul in the most loving way.


Lori Calzadillas

February 5, 2021

My heart goes out to all of you
Aunt Pat was truly one of the finest women I have ever met…
She had the ability to make one feel welcome and loved
- And I’m so grateful to have known her
P.S. What a truly lovely obituary. A wonderful tribute to an exceptional woman

Michelle Paloutzian Maggi

February 3, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We sang together in the choir at St. Patrick's. She was friendly, loving, kind and funny as you all well know. She had a wonderful smile and I am so happy to have known her. She would always point out her children and grandchildren at mass. She was so proud of all of you. I will remember her warmly and with love.
Michelle Paloutzian Maggi

Ellisa Naumann

February 3, 2021

I met Pat at a board meeting of the CSU Stanislaus Rho Tau chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society in the mid 90's. I'd also see her at Rho Tau events and at Mass at St. Patrick's in Merced. She had a beautiful smile and welcoming presence. RIP Pat.
"Nursing is a calling, a lifestyle, a way of living....Pat is not remembered by her years as a nurse, but by the difference she made during those years by stepping into people's lives, by special moments." (exerpted from "Nightingale Tribute--Remember a Nurse"). Always a nurse.

Lisa Calzadillas

February 1, 2021

Aunt Pat will be always remembered as a lovely person, who will be deeply missed by many I am sure . I only saw her a few times , each time I loved her smile & the sense of comfort she shared with those around her. Both she and Uncle Joe came to Michigan to when my dad John had cancer & their care was a welcome comfort to our family to share with them .
So sorry for your loss of her special love and light in your life & I believe it & she will always stay with you in your hearts until you are together again .

Bill, Tracy, Melanie, Breanna & Samantha Booth

January 29, 2021

We were so sad to hear of Aunt Pat's passing this past week. She was definitely one of our favorite aunts. I am glad our family had a chance to visit her and Uncle Joe and their family several years ago at their house. I wish we could have afforded more visits, but cherish the time we did spend with everyone. I remember their visits to St. Louis also. Always a good time with many memories. Right now I imagine she is enjoying time with her brother (my dad) , her sisters and mom and dad in heaven. May the love of Jesus comfort you and your family at this time of loss. Though the miles may be far, our thoughts and prayers are always near. Love, the Booth's from St. Louis, Bill, Tracy, Melanie, Breanna & Samantha

Mary Catherine and Andrew Booth

January 21, 2021

We as a family here are so very sad about this huge loss in our lives all this week and have been thinking and praying for you daily since receiving the news and will continue to lift you up in our thoughts and prays for 2021...

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY