Patricia Naomi Perea, July 18, 1922 to July 1, 2014. She passed away peacefully at Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lodi, CA. She was born to William and Ruth Nickerson and raised on Cape Cod, MA. She met her first husband, Joseph Pacesas who was on military leave during WWII, at a USO dance. Their marriage lasted 18 years. Later, she met her second husband, George Perea in Sacramento, CA. They were married in1963.
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She is survived by two children, Joseph Pacesas Jr and Katheryn Smith and two step children; Valerie Perea and George Perea Jr., three grandchildren; Denise McGhee (Ernie), Erik Pacesas and Janelle Brown (Joe) and two great grandchildren, Weston and Shaylee Brown.
Patricia loved horses, playing pinochle, and knitting hats/scarves. But her real love was music. She was a gifted performer and enjoyed entertaining by singing, playing piano and composing music. She organized and performed in numerous senior musical events in Arizona, played piano and sang for local church functions, and entertained at the Arbor Senior Apartment facility in Lodi. She was also a notable performer at Lodi's annual Hutchins Street Square Senior Follies.
A former program director at Pixie Woods, she graduated from College of the Pacific in 1961 and went on to get a teaching credential and a master's degree. Patricia retired after 20 years as an elementary school teacher and with her second husband, George founded "Come With Me Science", a children's science oriented publishing company producing books and music learning kits. Patricia moved to California in 1953, and with the exception of a 15 year relocation to Arizona, has been a resident of California ever since. Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from July 8 to July 15, 2014