Patricia Ruth (Patton) McDowell arrived in Heaven on May 28, 2013. She was born on January 27, 1933, in Newport Beach, CA. She then moved to Idyllwild, CA, where she grew up and attended Hemet High School.
Patricia married her husband, Loren, and moved to San Diego in 1950. She resided in Poway, CA, for 40 years, working as a school bus driver for the Poway Unified School District and enjoyed riding her horse for the Poway Valley Drill Team for many years.
After her retirement she resided in San Marcos, CA, and continued driving senior citizens to various appointments and activities. Patricia was very involved with her church, volunteering at the church library was one her favorite hobbies. She also spent her free time researching the genealogy of her ancestors, having lunch with her friends and spending time with her much loved family. Patricia was a very loving, hard working woman with a welcoming smile to everyone. Whether referred to as Pat, Patsy, Mom, Grandma or Mrs. McDowell; she cared for all the people in her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren McDowell; son, Steven McDowell; and grandson, David McDowell. Patricia is survived by her children, James McDowell, Daniel McDowell and Cathy McDowell, all residents of San Diego County. Patricia is also survived by 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on June 8, 2013, at 11:00am at The Church of Latter-Day Saints, 1250 Borden Road, San Marcos, CA.