Patty Josephine Shipman
1949 - 2020
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Patty Josephine Shipman Oct. 5, 1949 - Jan. 22, 2020 Patty was born on October 5, 1949 in Willows, CA to Joe and Opal Niehues. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in San Jose and attended San Jose State University. She married her loving husband, Jerry, on February 13, 1971 in Stockton, CA. Together they could accomplish anything! They built their structural steel erection business, Mid-State Steel Erectors, and started a legacy for their family. She enjoyed golfing with her many friends at the Stockton Golf & Country Club and travelled the world on golf excursions with her husband and great friends. She judged gymnastics for 35 years while volunteering on the event staff for USA Gymnastics, serving as a National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ) State Judging Director, was currently the USA Gymnastics State Chairman, the NAWGJ Director of Finance and the National Judges Cup Coordinator which she did for 25 years. Her positive impact on the gymnastics community is unparalleled. She recently was honored with the NAWGJ Lifetime Achievement Award. She served on the Board of Directors of the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation for many years and was honored to assist in raising funds and awareness for the Hospital. She accomplished a lot in her lifetime, but her proudest accomplishment was her family. Her grandkids were the biggest joy in her life. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her son, Randy Shipman and his wife Jennifer; her daughter, Jennifer Krause and her husband Chuck; her grandkids, Charlie, Big Avery, John, Aidan, Jeremy and Little Avery; her brother, Henry Leon Niehues and his wife Carol; her sister, Anna Holland and her husband Tom; her sister, Glenda Roe and nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of the Annunciation, 400 W. Rose St., Stockton, CA with a reception following at Stockton Golf & Country Club. Burial will be private, immediate family only. Gifts in her honor may be sent to the St. Joseph's Foundation of San Joaquin, 1800 N. California Street, Stockton, CA 95204. Casa Bonita Funeral Home


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Published in The Record from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2020.
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February 15, 2020
Patty was one of those individuals that was always ready to help anyone who needed it. I judged with Patty and her daughter Jennifer for several years and loved them both. I even stayed at her house for several days on several occasions.
I read this little poem and it reminded me of Patty: Those we hold most dear never truly leave us...They live on, in the kindness they shared, the comfort they shared, and the love they brought into our lives.
Nancy Miller
January 29, 2020
I always enjoyed seeing Patty at a gymnastics meet. So friendly, always willing to share, professional, kind, smart, giving, and so much more. She will be truly missed.
Pam Evans
January 28, 2020
Gone way too soon. Always looking out for others and working hard. I last saw her in September at Maura's baby shower. The house was beautiful and she made it such a special event for everyone. Her grandchildren were there. She radiated contentment.
January 28, 2020
My heart breaks for Jerry, Randy, Jennifer and the grandchildren. Sending prayers and love your way!!!
Kassie Burke
January 27, 2020
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Carol McIntyre
January 27, 2020
A lady with great qualities that she freely gave to others.
Diane Callison
January 25, 2020
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January 25, 2020
I have known Patty since our children were small and in school together. We played softball together,and took vacations together with the children. I worked with Patty for a number of years. She was a great person and will be missed by so many people.
Sally DeLorenzo
January 24, 2020
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January 24, 2020
Patty was very special too me, I've known her since she was little, she's always had a light in our lives. She will be greatly missed.
Richard Putnam
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January 24, 2020
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January 24, 2020
Patty was truly lovely, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her, and to those who were honored to call her a friend. God bless...

Debby and Doug Bennett
January 24, 2020
Everybody loved this lady. I am crushed. I hope she's there in heaven to run the hospitality suite!
Quin Shannon
January 24, 2020
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David Hamer
January 24, 2020
Patty was an amazing person who we have enjoyed getting to know over the last few years. We have cherished every moment spent with her and the family. We considered them as our family. She will be greatly missed by so many. Much Love
Dave & Tammy Hamer
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January 24, 2020
My dearest friend who was like my sister. My heart is broken but I know you are at peace. Will miss you forever my beautiful friend. Love you, Stacey
January 24, 2020
Sending my condolences to the entire family. May God hold you close and comfort you during this difficult time.
Kathy Butcher
January 24, 2020
Patty you were the BEST God Mother a girl could ever ask for. You will forever be missed and always in my heart. Love you always! Juli
January 24, 2020
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Joe Doran Jr
January 23, 2020
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