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Patricia Gunnels Salgado

1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Salgado, Patricia Gunnels

1944 - 2016

Patricia Gunnels


Died June 17, 2016, after a long struggle with liver cancer. She was in the arms of her daughters Sheila and Bridget when she passed. Her mother Ida was at her bedside, and her oldest grandchild Selina Barraza was close by.

Pat retired from the Social Security Administration after 27 years of devoted service, she was flown to Baltimore and given their highest award for her innovations in process improvement. Pat was compassionate, generous and had a great sense of humor.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Gunnels, son Wesley W. Johnson and sister Billie Scott.

She is survived by daughters Sheila Bezak, Bridget Bezak, Jodi Price; son, John Whiteman; brothers, Bud Gunnels, Gary Gunnels, Mark Perkins, Joe Perkins; and her niece and comrade, Dilenda Scott. Plus many more loving family.

Her obituary will remain on the Direct Services website.

In respect of Pat's wishes, a traditional memorial service was not held, her ashes were spread over her son's grave in Belen.

She wished for nothing more than your loving memories, and for you to love each other.

Pat was compassionate and generous. She helped her family, friends and strangers whenever she could. She loved her children dearly, and they know their mom was brilliant, beautiful and courageous; a force to be reckoned with.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 26, 2016
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