Patricia Lindqvist (nee Tyrrell) 87, passed away peacefully in her home in Marina del Rey, California on October 27, 2012, surrounded by her beloved family and caregivers.
Patricia was born November 20, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts to Thomas and Mary Tyrrell, one of 13 brothers and sisters. Following high school Patricia lived in both Miami, Florida and New York City where she was eventually hired by the United Nations. Patricia was assigned to the UN mission in Jerusalem, where she met and married the love of her life, Ingvar Lindqvist (d. 2008), also a U.N.employee, from Norra Vi, Sweden. In 1955, the newlyweds moved to Hollywood, California and began their lifelong profession in the automobile sales/repair business, ultimately founding Lindqvist Foreign Car Service in Culver City, California, which evolved into Lindqvist Motors, a successful car dealership featuring Saabs and Fiats. Patricia's integral role in managing the business never interferred with the love and support she bestowed on her son, Erik (b 1961) and daughter, Kristina (b 1963). After selling Lindqvist Motors in 1980, Ingvar and Patricia enjoyed an active retirement traveling the world and spoiling their grandchildren Patricia loved wildlife and she spent many years serving as a docent for the Los Angeles Zoo and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all. Patricia's sweet nature and genuine interest in others endeared her to virtually everyone she met. Patricia will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her son, Erik Lindqvist and his wife, Lisa of Austin, Texas; daughter, Kristina Koltun of Manhattan Beach, California; grandchildren, Kimberly, Erik and Matthew Koltun, Bradley Baker and Karl Lindqvist; brothers, Eugene and William Tyrrell; and sister, Dorothea Silk. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:00am at the Church of St. Mark, 940 Coeur d'Alene Avenue, Venice, California 90291. A reception will follow at a restaurant in Marina del Rey. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation in Patricia's memory to the Church of St. Mark at the above address. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com