Patricia L. Hickey
1926 - 2016
Patricia L Hickey (Patsy Lou) 9-15-26-12-22-16. Patsy was born in St. Paul, MN. She and her beloved older brother (deceased) lost their parents at age 4 and 5, but were lovely raised by their grandparents with good Midwestern values. Patsy married and had 3 children - Dennis, Tom, and Kathy. She became a single parent when her daughter was born. She soon became a career Mom, but her main focus was her children. They were the light of her life. Her working career was mostly in sales positions in which she excelled, but had a tough fight back then as women were still not recognized as equal in the job. When the children were raised, Patsy decided to abandon Minnesota and its weather, and she moved to beautiful Santa Barbara. The 3 children soon followed. She again went into sales work until she retired from full time employment, and continued to work part time for another 20 years. Patsy had a truly optimistic attitude which carried her through life with a big smile. She never complained and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She had a joy for life and was often consulted by friends and family for advice. She was an avid rummy tile player, loved jigsaw puzzles, and playing gin rummy on the computer. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.