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Patsy Ruth Searson


1934 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Patsy Ruth Searson Obituary
Paso Robles

Patsy Ruth Searson

Patsy Ruth Searson, 78, passed away peacefully at home Friday, November 16, 2012 surrounded by her daughters, in Paso Robles. She was born June 5, 1934, in Amarillo, TX.

Patsy moved to Salinas with her mother, Ruth and three brothers at a young age. When her brothers weren't chasing Patsy she was chasing them. She met her husband, Norman Searson, in Salinas, for whom she was married to for 42 years until his death in 2001. In the early years, she was a homemaker, taking in foster children, while Norman built their business of Searson's Body Shop. She enjoyed camping during that time and spending time with her family. As the years passed, she retired with Norman and moved to Paso Robles to enjoy the lake lifestyle. She was an avid and dedicated shopper, enjoying yard sales, antiques, searching for that one great deal and late night lengthy phone conversations with friends. She took great pride and pleasure in her four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Patsy also took great pleasure in her dogs for which she treated as her children, they were her faithful companions to the end.

Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Searson; her parents, Ruth Childers and Leo Lockard; and her brothers, Virgil Lockard and Donny Lockard.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Lockard of Washington, IN.; her daughters, Kathy Donnelly of Salinas, and Bridgette Bateman (Rodney) of Paso Robles. Also survived by her grandchildren, Chris Donnelly (Gabriella) of San Diego, Shanna Bateman of Paso Robles, Kimberly Donnelly of Salinas, Chad Bateman of Paso Robles and great-grandchild, Mason Donnelly of Salinas. She is survived by numerous, nieces, nephews, "adopted children" and friends.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Life on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Salinas in the Townsend Room. Patsy wanted family and friends to gather, share stories and laughs instead of tears in remembering her full life.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice Partners staff and volunteers who spent numerous hours with Patsy and brought her much comfort in her final days. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.

Published in The Salinas Californian on Nov. 24, 2012
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