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Our staffing supervisor at Community Regional Medical Center, Patricia Ann Tucker, passed away July 18 at age 69. Her co-workers are holding a get together to remember her on Friday, Aug. 17, from 3-5 p.m. in the Sequoia West room in the hospital. Cake and refreshments will be served and there will be a sign in book and card collection for Pat’s family.
Pat’s family is recognizing her ties to Community Regional by asking that remembrance in her honor be sent to Community’s Foundation to support the Medical Oncology Department at Community Regional. One of her co-workers wrote the following and encourages others to add their memories to hers in the comment portion of this blog:
Patricia Ann Tucker began her wonderful career here 24 years ago at Community Regional beginning February of 1988. She has held many wonderful positions through out her years here, most notably manager of the Staffing & Bed Control office. She was an amazing person with many beautiful qualities.
For those who knew her, she was kind and sweet, but when she needed to be, she could be quitetough. There wasn’t a soul in the facility that didn’t know her in some way shape or form. As she would walk the halls going places, she would be stopped by someone saying a simple hello or chat. She would always treat people with respect and prided herself on honesty. Giving was her specialty.
"To often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
In our office there were times when she would treat us to breakfast because we were doing a great job. For office birthdays, her way of giving was to either bake or purchase a cake or desert of the person’s choice. Pat was a fantastic cook. She loved cooking things from eccentric to simple (anything revolving around food). Her most noted sweet chocolate. She loved the dark kind.
She also loved gardening, and had a most favorite flower -- the Bearded Iris. Her garden at home was filled with hundreds of them looking as beautiful as she was.
The most notable fact about Pat iwas that she had a true LOVE for Elvis (Her other true love was her husband Tom.) Her office couldn’t be decorated more with stuff about him, from magnets to pictures and even music.
Oh, & “don’t go there” during football and baseball seasons. She cheered for the San Francisco 49ers & the S.F. Giants. She would razz many that had an opposing team all in good fun and laughter.
There are so many great things to share about Pat that you could go on for an eternity…. She will be truly missed by all who loved her. Her memory will live on forever in our hearts for now she is now in the hands of God.