It is with much sadness that we report Pat Burton passed away on November 1, 2023. The cause of death was a stroke related to complications from Addison’s Disease, which led to cardiac arrest. Their sons; Jamie and Thomas, along with family, are planning a service in the Spring.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Thomas G. Burton, of Manteca, CA; sons Jamie Burton of Manteca and Thomas J Burton of San Diego, CA; her grandchildren Robert T. Burton of Atlanta, GA and Ash P. Burton of San Jose, CA; and her three siblings, Robert Stoller of Panama City, FL; Linda Olson of Clancy, MT; and Steve Stoller of Chesapeake Beach, MD.
Pat was born in Linton, North Dakota and attended local schools before the family moved to Lodi, CA. She graduated from San Francisco State University and achieved her California State Teachers Credential. She would go on to earn her Master’s Degree in Special Education from San Jose State University. She became a counselor for students with disabilities at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD.
She loved to cook, bake and decorate for the holiday season. She also loved to travel and visit art galleries and museums. The family had planned to celebrate Pat’s 80th birthday in Germany next May.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donating to the American Heart Association: or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, November 18, 2023