I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

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  1. This beautiful woman is my Grandma. Throughout my life there have been many great memories made and shared. She lived a great life with her family and many friends. She taught me at a young age to have a love for shoes. She had many pairs and knew just where each one was in her collection. That legacy lives on through her oldest granddaughter. It might even live on through her great granddaughters too. May she rest in paradise with the love of her life, her husband, Carroll Wayne Tinker. She will be be with all her other family and friends too enjoying a glass of wine. She is survived by her son, sister, granddaughters, grandson, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. We will all miss her dearly and love her always. Her loving granddaughter, Joy ❤️

  2. Patricia Tinker is my Mom’s sister & my most treasured aunt. My parents moved us from LA to Idaho when I was just a little girl. Aunt Pat was a faithful sister who stayed in touch, came to visit & went on many vacations with my family. My Mom & Aunt Pat were very close like two peas in a pod, their bond was unshakeable. Pat was a little “fashionista” with extraordinary trend & panache. She worked in the clothing industry for Catalina Sportswear for many years & she’d share amazing stories like getting to see swimsuit diva Esther Williams at the pool in Pat’s work place. As far as I was concerned, Aunt Pat was a superstar! Every time my Mom told me that we were traveling to the “big city” to see Pat…I would light up because that meant two things. 1) We got to see our family; 2) We were going to fun places! Aunt Pat was an adventurous little hipster. She knew where to shop, where to lunch and what was on the cutting edge. Pat might have been tiny in frame yet she was larger than life to me. I know that she influenced many with her heart of service & love for fashion. Additionally for me, she impacted my life with her business savvy & career in design. Aunt Pat helped shape the woman that I became. She was just a girl from Iowa farmland who loved the beach & made a great life in CA. Pat taught me that I could be anything & go anywhere. She loved her huge family & being the oldest of my Mom’s siblings, she became the family patriarch at an early age. No one asked her to do it, she just saw the need & rose to the task. She was faithful to her family & God…never missing a Sunday at church no matter where she was in her travels. Oh, the memories I have of her…tons of respect & appreciation. My Aunt Pat was treasured & will be missed by many. There is a big whole in our family today. Yet, it brings me great comfort to know that Pat will be reunited with my Mama Nancy, uncle “Tink” & many others who’ve gone before her. I know that she is in great company.
    “I love you, Aunt Pat, thank you for being one of the major pillars in my life! Tell my Mama that I miss her EVERY day & I look forward to seeing y’all again one day. God bless you, Dana”

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