PATRICIA "Pat" WILKERSON
Patricia "Pat" Wilkerson passed away in Clovis, CA, on December 3, 2015, after suffering from Ovarian Cancer and Amyloidosis. Pat was born on January 4, 1944, and reared in Fresno, CA, graduating from Fresno High School in 1962. She spent her entire life here except for two years while she and her husband, Kenneth, spent time in the United States Army, stationed in Cincinnati, OH, where her daughter Debi was born. After returning to Fresno, her son Jim was born. Caring for the children into their school years, and working at Danceworks Unlimited, she began working as the bookkeeper for Savory Sandwiches and continued for over 30 years until being diagnosed with and succumbing to the diseases. Her greatest joy was her family. She was proud and supportive of her children and grandsons. Pat was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority since 1963, presently, Laureate Kappa. She is survived by her husband Kenneth; her son, Jim Wilkerson and wife Melissa; her daughter, Debi Schwartz and husband Brian; Ken's sister, Jodine Sylar and husband Sy; her father, Dean Tilly and wife Betty; her sister, Peggy Jenny and husband Joe; sister, Eileen Champ; and brother, Haven Young. Pat had two grandsons, Chad and Cody Wilkerson; as well as various nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at the Angeli House; as well as Optimal Hospice Care for their care and support to both Pat and her family during her stay there.