Patricia Joanne Kohr

November 27, 1936April 3, 2019

Pati Kohr, 82, of Santa Paula passed away to be reunited with her husband on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Pati was born in Ironwood, Michigan on November 27, 1936 to Walter and Bernice Lahti. Due to health issues as a small child, her family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a young adult Pati moved to Santa Monica, California where she met and married Richard Kohr. They lived in Woodland Hills for approximately 10 years before moving to Santa Paula in 1970.

Pati was preceded in death by her husband Richard Church Kohr, parents Walter and Bernice Lahti, brother James Lahti, brother-in-laws Bob Geiger and Fredrick Kohr.

Pati is survived by her 3 sons Chris (Terri), Kenneth (Debi), Keith (Sabrina).

Pati/Nana will also be sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren Jason (Keri), Michael (Brittany), Sarah, Jaclyn Fillingame (Tim), Ryan, Matthew, Steven and Daniel; 8 great grandchildren Merrick, Peter, Antoinette, Wyatt, Owen, June, Luke and Gunnar. Pati also leaves behind sisters Sonia Skaggs, Linda Dautrich (Larry), Annie Mouland (Andy), sister-in-law Lilah (Kohr) Geiger plus many nieces and nephews.

A great part of Pati's working years were spent at Barbara Webster Elementary School and Rio Mesa High School as a teacher's assistant with special education children. She loved working with the children and found it rewarding to see them all grown up in different communities around the county.

Pati was involved with the Booster Club during the time her three sons attended Saint Bonaventure High School. She always looked forward going to her children's and grandchildren's sporting events; she was so proud to watch each one and cheer them on! Pati loved quietly, but fiercely, she showed this by always putting her family first.

For decades Pati very much enjoyed the monthly Bunco nights with her friends; most of the time she came home with a trinket which she had won, and surprisingly she always seemed to find a special place for it! She loved traveling back to her home town in Ironwood, Michigan to stay at the family lake house with her sisters and/or other family members as much as possible.

She so loved turquoise (always accessorizing her outfits with it), and anything Native American. She also enjoyed camping, antiquing, but most of all??spending time with family and friends.

Special thanks to the many people that have helped care for her in the past several years.

Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. Sebastian Church. Please join us in celebrating Pati's life and memory.


  • Chris (Terri) Kohr, Son
  • Kenneth (Debi) Kohr, Son
  • Keith (Sabrina) Kohr, Son
  • She also leaves behind, 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 25, 2019


Patricia Joanne Kohr

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David Minor

April 7, 2019

Where does one start with this very special fun,loving lady, Mrs Kohr is one of my best friends Kennith Kohrs mother and she was like a mother to me also, always happy , kept me laughing most of my life when IDE go see her , she loved bird houses and i made her plenty of them and each one was like it was the first time she saw one she had an ear to ear grin , our band Opened for The Marshall Tucker Band at the Ventura theater and when they Opened the curtain there was Mrs Kohr right in the front watching a rock band and giving her support, my own mother didn't even go but mrs kohr was right there,if ya did something wrong she had no problem telling ya and setting ya straight and that's because she loved ya and cared enough to put ya back on line , she had a heart of gold and i know she sits right next to god himself and has left trails for all of us to follow , shes not suffering any more now and she is with her husband Richard Kohr for eternity, Your a great person mrs kohr and i love you for the friend you always have been to me and all you have done for me , you will be missed by many starting with me and one day if im lucky enough to go up i will see you again so RIP and keep em all entertained your friend David minor