Florence Engen "Pat" Gullett
1924 - 2020
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May 26, 1924 - June 15, 2020

Pat Gullett, 96, died at home in her sleep surrounded by her children. She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan to Danish immigrants, Hartmann Christensen Engen and Petrea Neilsine Wibe; both were physical therapists at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Devout Seventh-day Adventists, the Engen family also included her twin brother Floyd, older brother Paul, and younger sister Betty Ann.

She married the love of her life, Dr. William Gullett, on April 7, 1947, a marriage that lasted 71 years until his death in 2018. They had three children, Gayle Gullett Escobar, Patrea Gullett Wager, and William E. Gullett III, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Pat received her BS and RN degrees in 1947 from the White Memorial School of Nursing at Loma Linda University. She was active in local medical auxiliaries and a talented golfer who belonged to the Stockdale Country Club for over fifty years. Her gardens were greatly admired places of beauty. She raised finches in a lovely enclosed garden and was a charter member of the Kern County Aviary Association. A life-long Seventh-day Adventist, she was deeply committed to her church and church school.

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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 28, 2020
My favorite memory of “Aunt Pat”, as we called her, was getting on water skis behind our boat in the mid eighties at Boyd Lake in Loveland, Colorado. Being in her mid seventies did not even begin to slow her down. Her smile was invigorating.
Vicki Nicholls
July 24, 2020
Such a wonderful and kind woman to our family. May she rest in peace.
Suzanne & Walter Dmytrenko
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