Patsy R "Gresham" Nuckols of Scripps Ranch was a entertainer to entertainers. In the 1950s, this talented musician was an innovator on the newly popular Hammond Organ with its Leslie speakers. She played popular songs of the day, with her distinctive boogie-woogie style blues. She was featured organist at the Cotton Patch on Midway Dr. in San Diego.
In 1953, Mr. Cobb (inventor of the Cobb Salad) asked her to come play at the famous Brown Derby restaurant on Vine St in Hollywood, where a Wurlitzer Organ had been installed. 23 years old Pat, declined the invitation insisting she only play her Hammond Organ. Mr. Cobb finally called and agreed to the young girl's terms, adding that no one ever argued with him – and won. All of Hollywood movie greats came to hear this beautiful girl play.
She was in the movie, Story on Page One, playing the organ was the music behind the scenes of the Del Mar Horse Shows.
Pat attended San Dieguito High School (1938) and received a Theater degree at Mira Costa Community College.
Her briefly was married to Bill Macintosh of Hollywood. She moved to Scripps Ranch late 1970s and married Retired Marine Corps Major William "Bill" Nuckols in 1992.
Pat also sold organs and gave lessons in Mission Valley Mall.
Pat is preceded in death by her mother: Virginia Ruth Brisco Gresham, father: Marshall DeHaven Gresham, and brother: Marshall Edward Gresham "Bud,” her husband: Bill Nuckols and Bill's son, Chuck, and her beloved dog Rocky.
Pat is survived by two step-children, Nancy Nuckols Jolley of Orem, UT, William Nuckols Jr. of Desert Hot Springs, CA, and four nieces and nephews; Charlotte, Bruce, John, and Richard Gresham, and her cousin, Pat Briscoe Kellogg of Madison, WI.
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