Pat was born in Ashland, Kansas to Meredith and Carol Stephens. She attended the University of Oklahoma and was a lifelong Sooner fan. Pat joined her parents in Bakersfield in 1945, where she met Jack and they married in 1948. Mom was an accomplished legal secretary working for attorney Paul Griffiths for several years.
Pat had fond memories of living on Garnsey Avenue where she and Jack enjoyed many good times with the Yaussy and Barker families. She was a very sweet, intelligent, nonjudgmental person who spoke kindly of everyone. Pat and Jack were members of Stockdale Country Club where she played tennis and became an accomplished bridge player. She loved the many dogs she had throughout the years who were her devoted and constant companions.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, her parents, Meredith and Carol Stephens, sister Mary Jane Jones. She is survived by her brother, William Stephens (Betty), daughter, Susan Cornett, son, Steve Suender (Virginia), grandchildren, Carson Cornett, Matthew Suender, Megan Suender, great-granddaughter, Scarlett Fowler, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park 3700 River Blvd., Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bakersfield
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