Patricia Mary Fink Coleman Eldridge went to be with Jesus in heaven on September 7, 2016 in Manteca, CA. Patricia was born on September 13, 1935 to William Warren and Catherine Mary Fink in Northfield, Minnesota. She along with her two sisters and three brothers grew up on their family farm.
As a young adult she moved to California where she started her family. While raising her three children she worked for Bank of America as a teller for 25 years in Fremont retiring in 1990.
Patricia met Lester Eldridge in 1970 and would spend the rest of her life with him. Gardening, sewing, traveling and watching sports, especially football,
and horse racing, were some of her favorite things. She loved animals and enjoyed many special pets over her lifetime.
Patricia is survived by her husband Lester Eldridge, siblings; Elaine, Peter, George, Cathy; her children; James, JoAnn, Thomas, Laurie, Sandy and Wade; and 17 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jerry and son Donnie.
A celebration of life will be held on September 19, at 1p.m. at Grace Community Church, in Lathrop, CA.
The family sends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Brookdale and Optimal Hospice. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Patricia’s name to Optimal Hospice of Stockton or to Pets and Pals in Lathrop
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, September 16, 2016