Obituary — Patricia "Pat" Aitken |

Obituary — Patricia "Pat" Aitken


A private service will be held in August for Patricia “Pat” Aitken, who died July 27, 2002, in her home at Sterling Village Assisted Living in South Lake Tahoe, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 73.

Mr. Aitken was born Dec. 7, 1928, at Phoenix, Ariz., to Mildred L. and George A. Gatch. She was raised in southern California and received a bachelor of arts degree from San Jose State College, where she met and married her husband, Mick Aitken. The Aitken family lived in the San Francisco Bay Area; Springfield, Va.; White Sands Missile Range, N.M.; and settled in South Lake Tahoe in 1970.

Mrs. Aitken was an artist and enjoyed China painting, oil painting and many crafts, as well as baking and collecting recipes. She was a long-standing member of The Nevada Association of Porcelain Artists. For many years she worked as a receptionist for the local Weight Watchers meeting. Upon retirement she and her husband traveled extensively in the South Pacific and enjoyed camping in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico in their motor home.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Jim Enterline and Judy and George Klingler of South Lake Tahoe, Kristi Aitken and George Ornelas of Watsonville, Calif., and Penny and Malcolm Gould of Lompoc, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Luke and Lisa Aitken of Hawaii; sister, Sharon Stewart of Lodi, Calif.; grandchildren, Kalani and David Abrahms, Jennifer and John Gordon, Tim Enterline, Jessica Klingler, Haley and Torrey Ornelas, Scott Gould; and great-granddaughter, Puahaukea Abrahms. She was predeceased by her husband, Mick Aitken, in September 2000.

A private service and inurnment will take place at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Mr. Aitken’s memory be made to the Sterling Village Assisted Living Special Needs Program, 1949 Apache Ave., Meyers, CA 96150.

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