Patricia Bruni Morrill Chevalier (1924 - 2018)

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A brilliant and artistic woman ahead of her times, born in Sacramento on May 24, 1924. Patti became adapted to change at an early age. Although she grew up in many places in the valley and bay area and was an avid world traveler, she always regarded Sacramento as her home, where she spent most of her life. She was married to naval officer Jacques Chevalier with whom she had two children, Jean and Cosette, and later married Stuart Morrill. Ever-interested in learning new things, she took an eclectic assortment of college classes and held many different jobs, including those in fashion and library services, particularly the Sacramento Public Library, from which she eventually retired and regarded most fondly. She delighted in finding beauty in all things great and small and exploring all the world's many curiosities. A woman of exquisite and elegant taste, she collected antique furniture and beautiful trinkets from cultures around the globe and loved to share the stories and meaning that went along with them. She enjoyed sketching and painting, word puzzles, fashion, and was a passionate reader. She moved on peacefully to her last great adventure on December 27, 2018. She was preceded in death by her daughter Cosette Couper. She leaves behinder her son Jean (Kim) Chevalier, her grandchildren Heath Chevalier, Roge (Jake) Alexander, Brian (Lesli) Couper, Michael (Cameron) Couper-Cheung, each of whom she got to see married, and her great-granddaughter Effie Gage Alexander. Her effervescence was infectious and her light will be missed.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 13, 2019