A 47 year resident of Rancho Palos Verdes and Chandler, Arizona passed away unexpectedly December 9, 2002 at 6:50 pm from pancreatic and liver cancer. Patricia was born August 7, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Edward Oliver Erickson and Florence Cordelia (nee Johnson). Patricia was an owner of many antique shops situated along Hawthorne Blvd in Torrance, the last one bearing the name of ''Patricia's Antiques,'' and certified by the International Society of Appraisers. She was formerly a member of the Palos Verdes Junior Women's Club and the South Coast Antiquarian Society. In recent years, she had amassed an extensive history of genealogical lineage dating back to Sweden & Belgium, circa 1500. Patricia is survived by her husband, Joseph Kukel of Rancho Palos Verdes; two sons, Kevin Kukel (Sue Ware) of Fremont, Allen Kukel of San Diego; two daughters, Pamela Killingsworth (Lester) of Tuscon, AZ and Suzanne Godfrey of Rancho Palos Verdes; three grandchildren, Allyson Kukel, Joseph Kukel and Brian Godfrey. She was predeceased by her daughter, Kathryn, brothers Oliver and Roger ''Bud'' Erickson, and her longtime dear friend, Ruth Kaemerle. Graveside services and internment will be Friday, December 13th, 2002, at 1:00 pm at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes to be officiated by longtime minister of the family, the Reverend E. M. Schoppa, formerly of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. Patricia will be missed by her many friends and relatives located throughout the United States and Canada. ''Mom, please remember that we will always love you and we will share a martini on the rocks with two olives and some sour cream and herring in your memory.''

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  1. I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Patsy was always an inspiration to me from her cooking abilities to her research of the family. In fact tonight, we ate one of her recipes for cranberry jello salad. The hours and hours and years and years of research into the past of the Erickson clan will always be treasured by those of us privileged to have copies and for generations of Ericksons to come. She has left us a treasure for she was such a beautiful treasure herself. Love, Harry Erickson\’s descendents, brothers Mervyn and Kerry and Kerry\’s family wife, Danette and children Deana, Karl and Kraig

  2. Pat loved her family.(no matter what line you were in.) We were Blessed to have been loved by her and love her in return. (It was an Honor). Pat and I spent countless hours on the phone,internet, & computer talking,searching and translating our genealogy.(we enjoyed every min of it.)I will pass on your work, our history. Thank you Pat,for all you have done for us. Pat, Your caring,your laughter,our talks, and your friendship is going to be miss. Pat you were beyond the ordinary She is Extraordinary Pat Touched Hearts Love you Jeff, Cheryl Eric & Katrina Peterson

  3. Dear Patricia will be missed. All my Prayers & Thoughts to the Family. Distant Erickson Cousin, Granddaughter of Mabel Erickson Arthur

  4. I send my condolences to Patricia\’s family. I didn\’t personally get to know Patricia, but yet I felt like I knew her,as I would read her letters and all the Erickson genealogy information she would send to me. I will miss her. Distant Erickson cousin also… Great granddaughter of Maja Stina Erickson Heft

  5. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Patricia. My condolences to Joe and family. We appreciate your mailing and you are in our prayers. Dan and Julie Haley

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