Pat, Your many kindnesses, compassion, warmth, authenticity...you enriched everything you touched with your gifts. You showed me that power needn't be heavy-handed to be effective. Your graciousness and generous spirit remain with so many who knew you. I am grateful to count myself among them. Peace.
The thing I remember most about Senator Pat Wiggins was her smile...it could light up a room. She was a brave soul with a golden heart. As one of her Capitol staff, she taught me valuable life lessons about courage and kindness. May she rest in peace.
Pat's radiant smile will always be with me, and her accomplishments will serve us all into the future.
Pat was a great listener, passionate advocate, dedicated legistator- and a caring friend. We will miss her - a lot.
Pat represented the best in us. She was always ready with humor and warmth, always honest in her dealings and always made sure the right things were done.
I will always be grateful to Pat for mentoring me in civic life.
You also made a wise decision in marrying Guy, your muse, your helper and your best friend
Pat walked her talk and was a conscientious public servant. We need more like her. She will be missed and always loved!
A celebration of Pat's life will be held at the Friedman Center in Santa Rosa at 1:00 Sunday, November 3. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Sonoma Land Trust (http://www.sonomalandtrust.org/), or to the Pat Wiggins Fund at Conservation Action Fund for Education (http://www.cafefund.org/).
I remember that twinkle in her eyes and that infectious smile. Pat was always there for me and I appreciate how she cared for my former staff members when I left the legislature.
She was a believer of strong women leaders and provided us support whenever possible. Pat was a friend.
Pat - I will always remember you for your good heart and kind soul - when no one else would listen to us as we advocated for families at the Sonoma Developmental Center - you listened and tried hard to get legislation passed that would benefit our developmentally disabled citizens. You were the kindest, most wonderful legislators I have known. God speed now - you had a meaningful life and accomplished a lot and you were loved and appreciated.
Past President of
Parent Hospital Association
Sonoma Developmental Center
I was her social poet when she served the Santa Rosa City Council. She fought for everyone and the environment. She loved jazz. Highly effective leaders are hard to come by. Bless Pat's wonderful soul and ability to understand tough issues. Peace.
She did great things for us. She will always be remembered.
I think back fondly of our many years of fighting for social and environmental justice. I especially remember when we ran for SR City Council in 1994. During the campaign when I was speaking with immense "passion" she said, "Rick shoots from the heart." It brings tears to my eyes every time I think of that. Miss you and love you dearly.
Indian Voices hopes someone takes up the dropped torch to light the way you paved.