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Westminster Memorial Park and Mortuary

14801 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA

OBITUARY

Patsy Ruth Follansbee

January 19, 1930September 3, 2019
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Patsy Ruth Follansbee, age 89, of La Habra, California passed away on Tuesday September 3, 2019.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 2:15 pm in the Westminster Memorial Park Carolina Chapel. Services will be held at 2:30 pm in the Westminster Memorial Park Main Chapel with interment services to follow. Arrangements under the direction of Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683. (714) 893-2421

My mom, Patsy Follansbee, my best friend, left this earth on September 3rd, 2019. A big part of my heart left with her. But my faith in God helps me a lot. I know I will see her again one day in Heaven. I want to tell you about my mom. She really loved 4 things in life.

The first thing is her family. She loved her 5 children, Cindy, Judy, Ron, David, and myself (Diane); her 3 Granddaughters, Lisa, Kaitlyn, and Beth; her 2 Great-grandsons, Dawson and Rowen, and her many friends.

My mom loved all of her family. There wasn't anything she wouldn't do for her family. She would help them financially if they were in a bind. she would help them if they had a surgery and needed help recovering. She loved cooking for her family. She loved having everyone over to the house for the holidays or Sunday dinners. She would always have a feast.

She adored having her granddaughters over for the weekends, and taking them to the local lake to feed the ducks. it became a ritual for them, and recently she got to enjoy spending time with her Great-grandsons, making fresh lemonade with Dawson and watching Rowen learn to walk.

She loved her friends and she made many friends along her lifetime. My mom rally cared and loved the friends she made volunteering at both Brea Hospital and Placentia Linda Hospital. She enjoyed making friends as she helped those in need. She also enjoyed the friends she made at her last job that she worked at. A plant brokerage company. She worked there for approximately 22 years, and made some lifelong friends.

The Second thing she really loved was her pets, and she had many along her lifetime. My mom adopted many of her dogs and cats that she found as strays. her cat Shadow, that she found at 5 weeks old in the plant area of her work, or her dog scooter that she found hiding under a couple of cars on the street that she lives on. My mom had a big heart for animals.

The 3rd thing she loved was gardening. My mom definitely had a green thumb. Everything she planted flourished. her yard was her sanctuary. I believe many of you out there got to enjoy some of her giant avocados, and juicy navel oranges, or maybe you received a branch from her large plumeria tree. Everything that grew in her backyard grew beautifully.

And the 4th thing that she loved was traveling. My mom loved to travel and see the world. She loved learning the culture of other countries and seeing the beauty of different countries and different states. Let me tell you the places that my mom has traveled to: California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Mexico, Hawaii, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, , Colorado, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Western and Eastern Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

She has traveled to England, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Island of Capri, Spain, France, Yugoslavia, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Greece, Turkey and Israel. I am happy to say that last September, my mom and I made it to Kentucky, the state where her side of the family came from. It was our last trip together, and we both had a great time. I was blessed to be able to take half of her trips together. We were great travel partners.

I just let you into a small piece of who my mom was. I am sure many of you who knew my mom, have your own sweet stories of her with us, her family.

I want to leave you with one funny story of my mom. My mom was quiet & reserved, but opened up when she got to know someone well. She really had to open up when she answered the phone at her last job. She worked for a plant brokerage company with her last and final job. They made the brown sleeves that go around plants when they are sold. My mom did the import and export paperwork for the company. Well the name of the company was Exotic Sales of California, and with a name like that, my mom got some interesting phone calls like, "Do you sell exotic animals? or Do you sell whips, chains, or handcuffs?", and she got asked questions that I don't feel comfortable mentioning here. My mom answered with professionalism and probably with a little humor.

Until we meet again Mom, I Love You!!

  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Follansbee, Pallbearer
  • Ron Krohm, Pallbearer
  • Terry Reese, Pallbearer
  • Gary Downes, Pallbearer
  • Jim Yocum, Pallbearer
  • Dave Arnold, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Chapel Service Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Interment Service Sunday, September 15, 2019

Memories

Patsy Ruth Follansbee

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Sherry Rhodes

September 10, 2019

Diane, I know this time is a difficult time. I also know how much you loved your mom and how special she was to you. I am praying for peace for you and your family. Trust in the Lord and he will give you the strength to continue forward.

The staff of Tamarack Gardens is also here whatever you need.

Love and Blessings,
Sherry

Theresa Golat

September 5, 2019

Diane please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loving Mother. You were an amazing daughter and your Mom has given this world a beautiful legacy through you. I’m keeping you in my prayers during this difficult journey.

Sending you love,

Theresa

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