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Patricia Galdal, dedicated wife, mother, sister and grandmother, died on August 14, 2013. She was 63 years old. Otto, her best friend and husband of 19 years and her children were at her side. Joyful, passionate, charismatic, spiritual, adventurous and optimistic, Patricia was a gifted artist who enjoyed sharing her extensive knowledge about plants and nature. Her favorite past times included gardening, riding horses, kayaking and spending time with friends and family. She embodied the spirit of celebration and giving.
Patti was born on Jan 3, 1950, in San Francisco, California, to Lynda (Madeline) and Jack Foley. She spent her early childhood years in South San Francisco, California. After graduating from El Camino High School, Patti married and raised her three children. She lived in San Bruno before establishing herself in Cool, California. She spent the last ten years devoting her time to what she loved; her husband, spending time with family and friends and creating a wonderful oasis on their property.
Patricia is survived by Otto, her children Shawn, Lesa and her husband Dave, Amy and her husband George, grandchildren Katlynd, Madeline, Sean, Charles, Allison, William, Nicholas and her brother Mark. A Memorial will be held on Saturday August 2, 2013 at 1 p.m., at Cool Community Church in Cool, Calif. followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American River Conservancy (www.arconservancy.org) or toward the awareness of Colorectal Cancer (www.cancer .org, select donate, choose Colorectal Cancer in the drop down bar).
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Aug. 23, 2013