Patricia Ann Arbelbide
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Pat Arbelbide, 64, passed peacefully on October 27 at her home in Calimesa from cancer with her caring family by her side. She was a resident of Yucaipa/Calimesa for more than 42 years.
Pat was born to Edith and Edward Fuller on May 24, 1948 in Huntington Park, CA. She grew up in Hermosa Beach. She was a 1966 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. She attended San Bernardino Valley and Crafton Hills Community Colleges.
Pat was a waitress and a manager for Denny's Restaurants in Redlands, Moreno Valley, and Beaumont for 11 years. Pat was an active Elk at the Yucaipa Elks Lodge No. 2389. She is a past Lady Elk of the Year (2002-2003) with L.L.O.E. and is a past Elk of the Year (2010-2011).
Pat enjoyed starting her day with a cigarette and a cup of coffee. She enjoyed life by reading, listening to good music, dancing, vacationing, competitive pistol shooting, polar bears, and being with her friends.
Pat was a recovering alcoholic and struggled daily with sobriety. She was an inspiration and true friend to others struggling with this disease. She was sober when she died.
Pat is survived by her husband, Steve Arbelbide of Calimesa, her son, Jeffrey and daughter-in-law, Misty, and grandson, Logan of Mesquite, TX, and her son, Marcus of San Francisco, and her many friends.
In Pat's honor, a Celebration of Life and Friendship Services will be held on November 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Weaver Mortuary, 1177 Beaumont, Beaumont, CA. (www.weaverhughes.com) or 951-845-1141. After the services, a private burial is scheduled at the Bellevue Memorial Park in Ontario. A reception for her family and friends will be at the Yucaipa Elks Lodge, 12165 Second Street, Yucaipa, CA.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Nov. 4, 2012